This Women’s History Month, Academy Award nominated director Marjane Satrapi (Best Animated Feature Film of the Year – Persepolis, 2007) brings the story of Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) to the big screen in “Radioactive”. Rosamund Pike stars as the Polish-born, pioneering physicist and chemist who was the first woman in France to receive a doctoral degree, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics, and the first scientist to win two Nobel Prizes (she received a second Nobel for Chemistry in 1911). Watch film trailer above…

Official film synopsis: “From the 1870s to the modern era, ‘Radioactive’ is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curies’ world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight.”

According to Women And Hollywood, “‘Radioactive’ made its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and hits UK theaters March 20. No word on a U.S. release date yet.” The ‘Radioactive’ film site includes UK showtimes.