Meryl Streep's new movie, Suffragette premiered last night at the 59th BFI London Film Festival. See the best look from the red carpet...
Carey Mulligan attended the New York premiere just three weeks after giving birth to a baby girl. The 30 year looked understated yet elegant in a black prom dress and bright red lipstick to promote her new film.
The intense and moving film set in 1910 shows what it was really like for working-class women and early members of the British suffrage movement. Following the narrative of Maud (Carey Mulligan) It will be the first film ever to be shot in the Houses of Parliment, with the permission of MPs.
Here are a few reviews from the Womand & Home team:
Our Editor, Sue James “I loved this very moving film, the cast are brilliant. The intense way the film was shot manages to magnify the fight, the suffering these women did on our behalf. A must see movie for all women”
Our November cover star, Meryl Streep also plays a role in the film as Emmeline Pankurst. You can read all about the film and Streep’s portrayal of this iconic woman in our November issue here
The film is already out in the UK and is due for release later this month in the US.
Writer Abi Morgan among many of the cast and crew carried a clutch bag with the word votes’ printed across it in honour of the films message.
Many of the cast, crew and celebrities attending the event in New York City held Placards to support the film’s powerful message, to support strong women in today’s society and to have their say about how they want their daughters to grow up in this world.
Abi Morgan held her placardproudly saying “I hope my daughters grow up in a world that respects them unconditionally”
Producer Alison Owen has worked on other films such as Elizabeth and Saving Mr Banks. She also appears in our November issue talking about what working on this film had been like and her relationship with singer daughter Lily Allen.
“I hope my daughters will be evaluated on qualities other than their looks”
Emmeline Pankurst’s great-granddaughter proudly holds up her message, and continues today to work on getting equality for women.
“I hope my daughters grow up in a world that respects them unconditionally”
Kelly Rutherford looked glamourous in a zip up leather top and skirt and knee high boots.
“I hope my daughters can have children without worrying about how it will affect their careers.”
Producer Faye Ward also carried a ‘votes’ clutch bag, and looked lovely in a black knee length dress
“I hope my daughters are free to take advantage of all the opportunities life can offer.”
Queen Noor of Jordan also attended the event and got involved in #hopeforourdaughters
“I hope my daughters can be as powerful as they want to be”
Megan J. Smith is the Chief Technology Officer of the United States and was all smiles as she supported the film and it’s cause.
“I hope my daughters and sons become as successful and impactful as they wish.”
Our cover star this month Meryl Streep looked stunning in a floor length blue dress at the premiere of her new film Suffragette on Wednesday night, where she plays the pioneering activist Emmeline Pankhurst.
Read all about the film and our cover star, Meryl Streep in our November issue here
Helena Bonham-Carter looked very chic in a simple yet stylish black dress with cut out panels
Helen and her daughter Laura look great here in their similar lace dresses. These ladies are the real-life descents of Emmeline Pankhurst and have cameo roles in the film as suffragette foot-soldiers
Carey Mulligan looked incredibly glamourous following the birth of her first child, in a powder purple tulle dress by Chanel Couture