bande annonce

Marie Curie, beyond the Myth


2011, France
Original language
Running time
eminent scientists
Directed by
Michel Vuillermet
Written by
Michel Vuillermet, Nathalie Huchette, Géraldine Berger
Produced by
ARTE France, Les Films d’un Jour, Institut Curie, CNRS Images

From her birth in Varsaw until she entered the Pantheon, the works and life of Marie Curie are like 
a myth. While she has been honored in the entire world and embodies a model of excellence, her 
story and her life remain unknown.

In order to celebrate this amazing woman of science, and on the occasion of her Nobel Prize 100-year anniversary in December 2011, this film proposes a portrait of Marie Curie who, at the dawn of the 20th century, participated in the revolution of physics, subverted our conception of the world and matter through her works on radioactivity. 

To draw a portrait of this outstanding scientist, the Curie Museum unveils its archives, including some unreleased materials. 

Through her diaries and correspondence, and thanks to the numerous testimonies Marie Curie left 
behind, this film aims to reveal the discreet and combative woman she used to be. We will retrace her amazing journey through the prism of her emotions and thoughts.


Selected at Pariscience 2011 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize
See the showing : Monday 10th October 2011 from 20h00 to 21h30