Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge


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Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2016
Run Time:95 minutes
Production Country:Poland/Germany/France
Original Language:French/German/English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Marie Noelle
Cast:Karolina Gruszka
Charles Berling


A sweeping biographical film about the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” is as much an intimate portrayal of the struggles of the scientist’s private world as of her legendary public accomplishments, chronicling her battles against the male academic establishment, as well as her blissful marriage to her scientific partner, Pierre.

Her world falls apart when her husband perishes in a tragic accident, and despite near scandal, Curie perseveres and triumphs once more. Director Marie Noelle vividly depicts turn-of-the-century Europe in this portrait of the brilliant Polish-born woman who, at the age of 24, moved to Paris and launched her scientific career.

“For her it was very important to have this choice how she wanted to live, in what way. She wanted to decide on her own about her life, about her life in science but also about her private life. And that is a huge inspiration also for women today,” said Karolina Gruszka, on playing Marie Curie.