‘Deeds not words’
Seeking to offer a glimpse of the fraught life and depressing rights women were presented with during the late 19th and early 20th century Britain, director Sarah Gavron brought into being a spectacular motion picture recreating the period in question and the suffragette movement.
Featuring a momentous cast comprised of A-listers (Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Anne-Marie Duff and Ben Whishaw), Suffragette offers a passionate drama portraying a group of strong, relentless women who embarked on the quest of fighting for their rights, proving their determination, abilities and praise-worthy intellectual capacities.
Being the first ever movie to expose such a topic, it has been subjected to a considerable amount of arguments, spanning from the offended opposite sex to unsympathetic reviewers. Tracking down the incipit of the movement all the way to its conclusion, ending in the 1928 consensus which permitted women to express their vote, Suffragette urges viewers to be empathetic and reasonable.
Nonetheless, the feminist movement nowadays has been drastically altered, to the point of becoming absurd, especially in the Western countries, a matter which catalyzed some hefty scrutinies from people all around. A ‘feminist’ is not an unshaven and hostile vegan misandrist and this production precisely seeks to counterattack such fallacious misconceptions through the raw exposure of women seeking to make themselves heard as they initiate a peaceful protest, without having any concealed aversion towards the male sex.
A brilliant concept turned palpable as a motion picture, the efforts of Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan are laudable and exemplary.