"Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" was directed by Marie Noelle, known for such films as "Ludwig II" and "The Anarchist's Wife". Her newest endeavor focusing on the life of Marie Curie is a Polish drama with English subtitles available for an English audience. The trailer was released online yesterday. The movie was originally screened at the Contemporary World Cinema section at the International Toronto Film Festival in 2016.

The film is based on the work of Marie Curie

"Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" is a biopic about the life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. Curie was born in Warsaw 1867 but in 1891, aged 24, she moved to France to continue her studies. She studied physics, mathematics, and science before going on to become the Director of the Curie Laboratory in the University of Paris in 1914. It was there where she conducted much research on radioactivity and was the first scientist to explore this subject in depth.

Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 which she shared with her husband, Pierre Curie. In 1911 she was solely awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Curie was the first ever woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the only woman to win not one, but two Nobel Prizes in two different areas. She was a pioneer not only in the world of science but also in the world of women, setting an example for young girls to come.

The film will also focus on Curie's romantic life. Her relationship with Pierre will feature heavily in the movie and his subsequent death will be the cause for further research into radium. As seen in the trailer, Marie Curie announces that she is going to develop the best treatment for cancer with the radium. Marie's affair with Paul Langevin will be explored in the motion picture revealing the secret life of the scientist.

The movie received high praise

With a stellar cast and director "Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" has received great reviews. Karolina Gruszka plays the scientist and brings the stubbornness and intellectual character to life. She is accompanied onscreen by Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling, Izabela Kuna and Marie Denarnaud. The film has debuted in several film festivals including the New York Jewish Film Festival earlier this year.

Critics are raving about the movie. Times Colonist, Michael Reid, spoke highly of director Noelle's portrayal of Curie as not only a scientist but also a loving wife and mother.

"Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" was initially released in 2016 and screened at various film festivals, receiving great praise. It is due to be released in theaters on the 30th of June in NYC, LA and Chicago (for more details on the US release check the US distributor Big World Pictures' Facebook Page).

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