A powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain.
Maud (Mulligan), is a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement.
Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation.
Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring 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.
- " Mulligan delivers a powerful, nuanced performance as a reluctant “heroine” and compelling audience guide to an important moment and movement in British history. " – James Croot
- " A fascinating look into the history of women's suffrage with a potent array of our generation's greatest actors doing what they do best. " – Wesley Lovell
- " Overall, Suffragette is compelling, emotive filmmaking with [Carey] Mulligan delivering a standout performance. " – Katie Smith-Wong