“Miss Revolution” by Philippa Lowthorpe, with Keira Knightley, airs tonight on CANAL + and available on demand on myCANAL. Here is what you need to know about this never-before-seen film in France.
What is it about ?
England, 1970s. The Women’s Liberation Movement is booming in the country. A divorced mother, Sally also wants to shake the male establishment. She joined a feminist movement that chose to demonstrate against the Miss World contest, a symbol, according to its activists, of male oppression.
With Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rhys Ifans, Greg Kinnear … Unpublished in theaters
Why is it worth a look?
Miss Revolution looks back on a little-known true story. The intrusion of the Women’s Liberation Movement in full Miss World competition in 1970. An intervention that will forever disrupt the course of the history of this world event … If the film probably takes liberties with the true story, by romanticizing it and injecting comedy into it, Miss Revolution has this delightful that it highlights a chapter little told so far of feminism.
Carried by a formidable cast -Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley (revelation of Wild Rose), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, or even Greg Kinnear …-, Miss Revolution is a comedy in the purest British tradition (feel-good but social in at the same time, like a Full Monty for example), with a touch of commitment and feminism.
This new film in theaters with a very current subject, is directed by a director who is rather illustrated in the series until now (The Crown, Call The Midwife, and more recently the mini-series The Third Day, currently broadcast on OCS), Philippa Lowthorpe.
Miss Revolution is available on demand on myCANAL.
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