Released to tie in with Emmeline Pankhurst Day, honouring one of the main women behind the fight for women's right to vote in the early 20th century, the poster utilises the colours purple, white and green, which were a key part of the Suffragette movement, with purple signifying dignity, white showing purity and green meaning hope. The colours are woven through the movie.
Boasting quite the cast – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Helen Bonham Carter (The Kings Speech), Romola Garai (Amazing Grace), Anne-Marie Duff (The Last Station), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) among them – Suffragette follows the struggles of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep) and the campaigners around her, who lead an early feminist movement to get equality in voting at a time when women were considered ill-mannered to vote.
While their cause was just, it was also not an easy thing to try to turn the giant iceberg that was British politics at the time. The personal cost was great, but the results speak for themselves.
With a script by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady), Suffragette will be out in the UK on 30 October.