Review: Eleanor Marx is a bright, intelligent, passionate and free woman. She is one of the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, fight for worker’s rights and the abolition of child labour. Her life is crushed once she enters into a troubled romance.
Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Actors: Romola Garai, Patrick Kennedy, John Gordon Sinclair, Felicity Montagu, Karina Fernandez, Emma Cunniffe, Philip Groning, George Arrendell, Oliver Chris, Alexandra Lewis, Georgina Sadler, Marco Fabbri and Christoph Hulsen
I have to say that Romola Garai gives a fantastic performance. Unfortunately, I did find that she didn’t really have enough material to work with. After about 20 minutes into the film, I got the idea. I did find the rest of the film hard work. I am not sure what the director was trying to get out of the film or really what us viewers would come away with having learnt. The obvious themes were feminism and socialism, but the story was also about her relationship with her father and with her abusive husband.