Starring: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale, Tim Woodward, Jonathan Aris, Mirjam Novak, Michael Gould
Bio-drama directed by Marjane Satrapi. Based on the true story of Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike), and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. The story is set in Paris, 1893, when Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair go on to marry, raise two daughters and change the face of science forever by jointly winning the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radium.
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We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now here’s a small selection.
Marie Curie: I have been haunted my entire life looking for beauty in the new.
Pierre Curie: [to Marie] I read your paper. It contains some exceptional science.
Marie Curie: My instinct is that there is another element.
Pierre Curie: You think you found an undiscovered element?
Marie Curie: I have discovered a new element.
Pierre Curie: You changed the world.
Marie Curie: Science is changing, and the very people who are running science, are the people who believe the world is flat. I’m going to prove them wrong.
Professor Lippmann: I must ask you please to leave my laboratory.
Marie Curie: If my science doesn’t speak for itself, then you have gravely misunderstood it.
Marie Curie: We all thought that atoms were finite and stable. Well, some of them are not. I have called this radioactivity.
Marie Curie: Our discovery could cure cancer.
Pierre Curie: Extraordinary.
Pierre Curie: You threw us down in the water. The ripples, you can’t control.
Marie Curie: I want to believe the world is full of light, not darkness.
Pierre Curie: [to Marie] Our work has been nominated for the Nobel Prize. The commendation only mentions my name.
Marie Curie: You stole my brilliance. How dare you take their applause!
Pierre Curie: This is bigger than both of us!
Marie Curie: I just wanted to do good science.
Marie Curie: There are those that say radium is making them sick.
Pierre Curie: The question can be raised whether mankind benefits from knowing the secrets of nature.
Marie Curie: I have been haunted my entire life trying to understand the impossible. This is my fight, and I will win it.
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