Embassy of Poland
Monday, June 5, 2017
6:30 pm
Residence of the Ambassador of Poland
3041 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC


Directed by Marie Noëlle

Poland/France/Germany, 2016, 95 min.

In French with English subtitles


When Marie Skłodowska-Curie discovered two new chemical elements at the end of the 19th century, she as a woman was an absolute sideshow in the male dominated scientific world. Her discoveries required physical and material sacrifices - all her life. But the ambitious Marie showed how you can be successful with hard, passionate work. Marie Curie is in many ways a great role model and a leading  figure for powerful women of tomorrow. Her humanism and strength is inspiring for all of us.

Marie Noëlle’s biopic of Marie Skłodowska-Curie has drama and romance and a story of emancipation and forbidden love, as well as an accurate portrayal of the era. Noëlle’s movie spans the eight years between two defining moments in Skłodowska-Curie’s scientific biography. It begins in 1903, when Pierre and Marie Curie received a Nobel Prize, and ends in 1911, with a second Nobel Prize, this time for Marie alone. 

Starring: Karolina Gruszka, Izabela Kuna, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling, Malik Zidi, Daniel Olbrychski


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