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Marie Curie
Start Date: 7/20/2017Start Time: 8:50 PM
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Event Description:

A woman’s fight against a man’s world
Tower Theater Exclusive

A film by Marie Noelle
Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling

Poland, Germany, France | 2016 | 100 min | Biography, Drama | Not Rated
French, German, Polish with English subtitles

In 1903 the scientist Marie Curie (Karolina Gruszka) was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics together with her husband Pierre (Charles Berling). But only a short time later, with just mid-thirties and as a young mother of two children, she loses Pierre by accident. In a world dominated by men, she makes her way steadfastly, continues her research alone, and is the first woman to receive a chair at the Sorbonne in Paris. When she falls in love with the married scientist Paul Langevin (Arieh Worthalter) after years of mourning and engages in an affair with him, she is however a violent scandal. Just as soon as it becomes known that she is receiving her second Nobel Prize - now for chemistry - the Paris press publishes correspondence between Marie and Paul, who passed on his vindictive wife. In the full glow of her professional fame, the brilliant scientist Marie Curie is thus the target of bad defamation. To the banal adulteress, she must bitterly learn that reason and passion are not compatible.

Screenplay: Marie Noelle, Andrea Stoll
Producer(s): Marie Noelle, Mikolaj Pokromski, Ralf Zimmermann
Cinematography: Michal Englert
Music: Bruno Coulais
Editing: Lenka Fillnerova, Hans Horn, Marie Noelle, Isabelle Rathery

2017 New York Jewish Film Festival:
Official Selection
2017 Bavarian Film Awards: Won, Best Director, Best Production Design
2017 San Francisco Film Festival: Official Selection
2016 Hamburg Film Festival: Official Selection
2016 Camerimage: Nominated, Best Cinematography
2016 Toronto Film Festival: Official Selection

“The film addresses the existence of the Polish researcher from the double condition that led to the headlines: as a scientific woman and as an adulterous woman.” – Javier Ocana, El Pais | full review

“Mesmerizing, heartfelt and powerful with an Oscar-worthy performance by Karolina Gruszka. It's one of the best films of the year.” – Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru | full review

“The film is a visual feast, employing soft focus, sun-dappled scenes, and period settings, with compositions often resembling classical paintings. The cinematography, combined with an exquisite original score, evokes another era as well as Marie’s unique perspective. In her research process, Noëlle examined the passionate scientist’s original diaries (kept under restricted access due to continued radiation risks) to bring this formidable woman to the screen with empathy and authenticity.” —Laura Henneman, San Francisco Film Festival | full article


Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
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Free parking available behind the theater
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