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Poland: Marie Sklodowska-Curie (Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge)(EUFF 2017)

November 19, 2017 7:00 pmOn Schedule. Marie Noelle, Poland, 2016, 100 minPolish, German, French and English with English subtitlesThis handsome, richly detailed historical drama focuses on the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France. Her story is framed by two Nobel Prizes: beginning in 1905 when she and her husband, Pierre, go to Stockholm to give their Nobel Prize lecture, the film follows his death and culminates with Marie winning her second Nobel in 1911. These six years are eventful ones for the physicist: she's travelling to meet Albert Einstein, having a scandalous affair with mathematician Paul Langevin, and all the while trying to overcome the era's pervasive sexism. An absorbing character study and a portrait of perseverance, Marie Curie features a powerhouse performance by Karolina Gruszka as the titular character.. 380 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON K1N 9N4.. Event Details. Location: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa