Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
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Karolina Gruszka stars as Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize (as well as the first person to win it twice), in this sweeping biographical film that is as much an intimate portrayal of her private struggles as of her legendary scientific accomplishments. Born in Warsaw, she moved to Paris at 24 and launched her career. With husband Pierre (Charles Berling), Curie experimented with radioactivity (a term they coined) and its effect in treating cancer. This visually inventive film covers the period between 1905 and 1911, years that encompass a tragic accident, personal scandal, perseverance in battling the male academic establishment and the path to her second Nobel. In French with English subtitles. Music: Bruno Coulais. Writers: Marie Noelle, Andrea Stoll. Director: Marie Noelle. (France/Poland 2016) 95 min.
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901