SUFFRAGETTE | FILM
Director Sarah Gavron's (Brick Lane) and Screenwriter Abi Morgan's (Iron Lady), latest film "Suffragette's" follows Maud, played by Carey Mulligan, a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing she is not alone, she becomes an activist. Early efforts at resistance were passive, but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes become galvanized — risking their lives to ensure that women’s rights would be recognized and respected.
Ruby Films’ Alison Owen (Elizabeth) and Faye Ward (The Other Boleyn Girl) are producers. Cameron McCracken, Tessa Ross, Rose Garnett, Nik Bower, James Schamus, and Teresa Moneo were all on board as exec producers. Suffragette is a Ruby Films production for Focus Features, Pathé, Film4, and the BFI in association with Ingenious Media and with the participation of Canal+ and Cine-Cinema.
It was announced by the British Film Institute (BFI) that "Suffragette" will open this year's London Film Festival in October.
Excerpts written by Ali Jaafa