Directed by Marie Noëlle (Germany/France/Poland, 2016, 100 min.). French with English subtitles. Digital.

A sweeping French biopic about the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge is as much an intimate portrayal of her private struggles as a tribute to 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, but Curie overcomes near scandal and triumphs once more. Director Marie Noëlle 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.

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