Directed by BAFTA and Academy Award nominee Marjane Satrapi, RADIOACTIVE – a celebration of the pioneering work of Marie Curie, played by BAFTA and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike – comes to digital download on 6th July 2020 and will be available on DVD and TVOD 27th July. Available to pre-order here
In the male-dominated society of late 19th century Paris, Marie is a fiercely passionate scientist, who struggles to progress her ground-breaking research, despite her obvious brilliance. After joining forces with fellow scientist and future husband, Pierre Curie, they take her exploration of radioactivity forward, discovering not one, but two new elements: radium and polonium. The genius of the Curies’ discoveries and the ensuing Nobel prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight. But after a tragic accident Marie must continue to advance her work alone resulting in revolutionary discoveries that have dramatic consequences for the modern world.
From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curie’s world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the couple into the international limelight.
From the producers of ATONEMENT and DARKEST HOUR and Academy Award nominated director Marjane Satrapi (PERSEPOLIS) comes a bold, visionary depiction of the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and how this shaped the 20th Century.
The film stars BAFTA and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL, A UNITED KINGDOM), Sam Riley (CONTROL, MALEFICENT), Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH, EMMA) Simon Russell Beale (THE DEATH OF STALIN, INTO THE WOODS).