British feminist drama Suffragette had already created quite some hype by being the first film in the history of cinema to be shot inside the Palace of Westminster commonly known as the Houses of Parliament with the permission of the members. The first official trailer released by the filmmakers only further proves that it won’t be anything less than epic. Well when you have actresses like Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Boham Carter essaying the lead roles of the film, the battle is half won already!
Suffragette is based on the real life story of the 19th and early 20th century where the roots of feminism started to lay its ground. Unable to take anymore of the state’s atrocities on top of the inequality that already existed, brave women set afoot to create a revolution to bridge the gap between men and women. The trailer shows the exact drama and emotion that they must have felt while facing oppression for their entire lives.
After working endlessly and tirelessly for several years while being considered inferior, Maud (Carey Mulligan) makes her mind up that she has had it enough. Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep) is a rich powerful women who leads the feminist movement joined by the likes of Edith New (Helena Boham Carter) and other independent willful women. Suffragette’s trailer has been receiving mixed responses with maximum people being busy on taking shots at feminism rather than concentrating on the film’s message. While many are of an opinion that younger generations need to see an inspiring film like Suffragette to learn more about their own history.
Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Romola Garai form up rest of the pivotal cast. Directed by Sarah Gavron, Suffragette has been penned by Abi Morgan. Alison Owen and Faye Ward have produced it while Focus Features are the distributors. The film will hit theaters on October 30, 2015.