Radioactive is an impressive film about the award-winning scientist, Marie Curie. She is well-known for her discovery of radium and polonium. Later on, she assisted in the war efforts and made contributions towards the treatments for cancer.
The film doesn’t shy away from the personal sacrifices she made and the challenges she faced while working in the male dominated STEM field during this period.
It’s beautiful to see the relationship develop with her husband and fellow scientist, Pierre. He partitions the fellow male scientific and academic community to give her the equal recognition she deserves.
He provides unwavering support, even after his untimely death. Marie is left to bring up two children. With the fame, we hear about her struggles as she talks with her sister. Her private life is splashed over the newspapers and she faces public humiliation and bullying outside her home.
There are a couple of kooky moments and a visit to a mystic.
Radioactive brings physics alive and is well worth watching, even if you catch this one later on streaming.
Release Date: 5 November 2020
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Katherine Parkinson, Sian Brooke, Anya Taylor-Joy
Directed by: Marjane Satrapi
Screenplay by: Jack Thorne
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster
Based on the book by Lauren Redness