dinsdag 11 april 2017

100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 52: Suffragette

Director: Sarah Gavron
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 minutes
Year: 2015
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Wishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai, Meryl Streep

Description: The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Review: In “Suffragette” we go back in time and see how the battle for equal rights for women began.
At the end of the nineteenth century, women in England wanted to be more than just the wife of a husband. They protested, but nothing happened. Men nodded their heads and hoped for this nonsense to pass. But instead of that, a group of women decided to take a different path. Their movement, the Suffragettes, did everything to get women to vote. In this story, Maud Watts joins the Suffragettes, because she wants to fight for the same right.
The film has some big names: Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson and a small part for Meryl Streep. But this movie belongs to Carey Mulligan. She plays Maud Watts and has to carry this film. And she can. She makes the film effective, touching and matter. It’s stories like this that make me appreciate what people did for human rights in world history.

Rating: 4,5/ 5

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