Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of women’s fight for the vote. The film centres around a group of the working-class British women who, inspired by the suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, took their fight for enfranchisement to the male establishment in Westminster.
Mulligan plays Maud, a housewife who defies her husband (Ben Whishaw) and risks losing custody of her children in the struggle for universal suffrage. Meryl Streep plays Pankhurst, the co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, who undertook hunger strikes and advocated property destruction as a means of protest. Suffragette will open this year's BFI London Film Festival in September.
Digital Intermediate grade by Rob Pizzey, online editorial by Sinead Cronin and Daniel Tomlinson, ADR mixer Mike Tehrani, final sound mix at Goldcrest London, offline cutting rooms also supplied by Goldcrest London.
Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson.
Runtime: 106 minutes
Year of production: 2015