Gavron’s tribute to the foot-soldiers of the British Suffragettes is gritty yet poignant, backed by a strong female cast and crew.
It chronicles Maud’s intense and empowering journey from timid laundress to militant Suffragette in the face of brutal patriarchy.
Mulligan humanises the dedicated Maud with righteous indignation, well supported by Duff’s tenacious Violet, Bonham-Carter’s determined Edith, Streep’s devoted Pankhurst and Gleeson’s conflicted Inspector.
A beautiful execution in its period art design, sensitive handling of emotional scenes and absorbing script.
A gripping film that explores both the family dynamic and political landscape of the time, Suffragette is both harrowing and beautiful.