New Marie Curie Film Will Highlight the Bias Against Women in Science
We’ve had some great biopics recently about scientists like Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking, so I’m very excited to see a Marie Curie film in the works! It’s a French, German, and Polish co-production directed by French director Marie Noelle “for whom the Polish-born 20th century scientist has been an inspiration since childhood.”
Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics (and then a second in chemistry!), is most famous for discovering the elements of radium and polonium. Her life absolutely movie-worthy, says Noelle. As reported by Yahoo! News, Noelle told the AFP:
Within a space of six years, she gave birth to a child, lost her beloved husband with whom she shared her passion for scientific research, and fell in love again (with a married man) sparking a high-profile public scandal, and then she wins another Nobel to top it all off
Noelle, who also studied mathematics, says that she wants to use the film not only to capture Curie’s life, but also to draw attention to the problems that women still face in the scientific field:
In Europe, while we know that girls are better at math. There are only 13 percent of women in high-level scientific research.
Polish actress Karolina Gruszka will play the iconic scientist and the film is set to premiere in February 2016.
We can’t wait to see it (although it might be lacking one of my favorite Hark, a Vagrant scenes)! And while we’re here can I nominate Rosalind Franklin for the next biopic?
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