Suffragette is a movie that is already winning over the critics and looks set to be one of the must-see movies of the autumn.



We are going to be treated to a whole host of great British films over the coming weeks and Suffragette is one of them. I really cannot wait to see this film and it is about time that these inspiration women got a new movie telling their story and their fight.

Suffragette is set to follow the rise of the movement and the foot soldiers that fought for equality and the right to vote. Carey Mulligan will take on the central role of Maud Watts and you can see her in action in this great new trailer.

A wonderful cast has been assembled for the film, as Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter are set to take on the roles of Emmeline Pankhurst and Edith Ellyn. They are also joined by Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romoa Garai, and Anne-Marie Duff.

Suffragette also marks the return of Sarah Gavron to the director's chair for the second dramatic feature of her career; coming eight years after he made her debut with Brick Lane. The movie sees Gavron reunite with her Brick Lane script writer as Abi Morgan is on board Suffragette to pen the screenplay.

Suffragette is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing.

Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. The character of Maud, played by Carey Mulligan, is one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.

Suffragette is set to be the movie that will open the BFI London Film Festival at the beginning of October and is great to see a female-led and female-directed film open the prestigious festival.

Suffragette is released 12th October.

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