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Interview: Director Marjane Satrapi on Radioactive

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Interview: Director Marjane Satrapi on <em>Radioactive</em>

by Kit Bowen 21 July, 2020

The biopic Radioactive spans the life of the famed physicist and chemist Madame Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike), whose perseverance in a field dominated by men in the late 1800s led her to discovery two new elements - polonium and radium - and she became a pioneer in radioactivity. The film also explores the love story between Marie and her husband, Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), as they two work together, win Nobel Prizes and have a family before Pierre's untimely death in a road accident. 

 

 

Radioactive director Marjane Satrapi spoke with ScreenPicks' Kit Bowen about the fascinating Marie Curie, a true feminist, but whose discoveries also left a compelling -- and sometimes dangerous -- legacy. 

Watch the interview!