Pathe has released the first Suffragette image and synopsis online. Written by Abi Morgan (Shame) and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), the film stars Carey Mulligan as a working-class women’s rights activist in the early days of the feminist movement. As the official synopsis points out, the story has the unique perspective of focusing more on working women who were willing to turn to violence as opposed to the usually-depicted genteel, educated activists.
Hit the jump to check out the Suffragette image and synopsis. The film also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep. Post-production is currently underway, so we’ll see if Suffragette is ready in time for the fall festival circuit, or if it will be released next year.