PIONEER. GENIUS. REBEL.
There was reason to expect something special from the woman whose international breakthrough was the great, animated Persepolis (2007). But in spite of a good performance by Rosamund Pike as the brilliant woman who feared hospitals but played a groundbreaking part in the history of medical research, this film is often borderline tedious. That’s curious considering the danger and consequences of Marie Curie’s work. Interjected flash-forward scenes take us to Hiroshima and Chernobyl, but the connection is a bit superficial.
2020-Britain. 109 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Marjane Satrapi. Graphic Novel: Lauren Redniss. Cast: Rosamund Pike (Marie Curie), Sam Riley (Pierre Curie), Anya Taylor-Joy (Irene Curie), Cara Bossom, Aneurin Barnard, Katherine Parkinson.