SuffragetteAbout the Film
Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote–their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Academy Award® nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep lead the cast of the powerful drama about the fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the Suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life. SUFFRAGETTE is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron and written by Emmy Award® winner Abi Morgan.
About the Director
Sarah Gavron won a BAFTA Award as Best New Director for the dramatic telefilm THIS LITTLE LIFE, scripted by Rosemary Kay. She next directed the feature film BRICK LANE, written by Laura Jones and SUFFRAGETTE screenwriter Abi Morgan, and based on Monica Ali’s novel. Tannishtha Chatterjee and Ms. Gavron received British Independent Film Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Director, respectively.Ms. Gavron trained at the U.K.’s National Film and Television School. After she graduated, she directed award-winning short films. Her documentary VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD won the prestigious Margaret Mead Award.