Directed by Marie Noëlle
US release date: June 30, 2017
A sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize–winning physicist and chemist, who courted controversy with both her challenging of France’s male-dominated academic establishment and her unconventional romantic life.

A fascinating and inspiring drama and love story: The most turbulent five years in the life of a woman of genius, between 1905--when Marie Curie comes with her husband, Pierre, to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radioactivity--and 1911, when she receives her second Nobel Prize.

In 1906, Pierre Curie is run over by a horse-drawn carriage and tragically dies on a Parisian street. Marie’s unique marriage and happy life is destroyed all at once. Left alone with two young daughters, the widow has responsibilities that would overwhelm the strongest man; but she faces her duties as a mother and a scientist with great courage. Despite her sorrow, she continues the work that she began with Pierre, taking especially the “Curie therapy” they developed against cancer to great heights. But science is primarily a man’s world, and Marie’s audacity is not well received by everybody. As she embarks on a passionate affair with the fellow scientist Paul Langevin, she provokes a huge scandal and the tabloids drag her name through the mud. Alarmed by all the malevolent headlines, the Swedish Nobel Academy, who wanted to award her a second Nobel Prize (making her the first person ever to receive two), forbids her to come to Stockholm to receive her award.

Directed by: Marie Noëlle
Written by: Marie Noëlle and Andrea Stolle
Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, and Charles Berling
Runtime: 95 mins
In French with English subtitles

> Opens in New York City on June 30th at Angelika Film Center and at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
> Opens in Los Angeles on June 30th at Laemmle Theatres
> Opens in Chicago at the Gallery Theatre

> Screenings in selected U.S. cities will follow and can be found on the movie’s official U.S. website.

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