The Suffragette true story is a historic story, politically, culturally, generationally and an important ones for basic human rights and equality, well, in this case at least the beginning of huge changes.
The movie, Suffragette, tracks the tale of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote. As their power grew, they were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game and, generally speaking, these individuals were not primarily from the higher educated classes but working women who had tried peaceful protesting but weren’t achieving what they intended. As the movement became more radicalised, they ended up turning to violence as their only passage to change, and were definitely willing to lose everything in their fight for equality. The unstoppable commitment cannot be underestimated.
Directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan, the film brings together some of the strongest female leads out there that includes Helen Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff and Meryl Streep. It’s also just been announced that it’ll open the 59th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 7th October at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Suffragette opens across the UK on 30th October and in North America on 23rd October. There’s also co-starring roles for Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson.