Suffragette (12a)

Director Sarah Gavron. Drama/History

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, 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. Radicalized 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. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

As usual very well received by our 'Seniors' audience. They particularly enjoyed the short addition 'Women in a Mans World' and the main feature provoked many strong and positive comments. The only negative was a few comments that some of the dialogue from some of the characters was somewhat impossible to hear due to mumbling and a general lack of audio clarity. Interestingly the short film had excellent clarity by comparison.

"Profoundly moving." "Excellent film" "Made me think".

Brendan Gleeson was brilliant casting; linking it with the Troubles in Ireland. Enlightening.

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