Suffragette is a movie that is already surrounded in Oscar whispers - don't be surprised if it is in the awards mix at the beginning of next year - and the brand new UK teaser poster has been unveiled.

Suffragette follows the early stages of the feminist movement and Carey Mulligan will take on the central role of Maud - and it is the Oscar nominated actress who takes centre stage in the new artwork along with the colours of the Suffragette movement - purple, white, and green.

The movie marks the return of Sarah Gavron to the director's chair, while Abi Morgan - who penned the screenplays for The Invisible Woman, Shame, and The Iron Lady - has written the script.

Gavron grabbed everyone's attention back in 2007 when she made her feature film directorial debut with Brick Lane. While she has made documentary Village at the End of the World since, Suffragette is her first live action feature since that debut.

The director has brought together a stunning cast as Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff and Meryl Streep will star alongside Mulligan. Streep is set to play Emmeline Pankhurst in the film.

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 one of the British movies that is not to be missed this autumn and I would be very surprised to not see this movie in the Oscar mix. Could Mulligan be in the Best Actress race once again? I guess we are going to have to wait and see.

Suffragette is released 30th October.

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