Dir: Sarah Gavron
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep
A young working mother in 1912 London gets caught up in the women’s suffrage movement
This historical drama was based largely on real facts and was well received for successfully dramatizing an important, and still painfully relevant period of history. There is a train journey to Tattenham Corner at the end of the film, taking suffragettes to the 1913 Derby, but all we see is an aerial shot of Southern Railway S15 Class 4-6-0 No.825 hauling a train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The locomotive was not built until 1927 and this is probably the reason why we see nothing else railway related as 1912 will be very difficult to recreate without the help of computer generation. Incidentally, the shot of the locomotive must be some sort of stock footage as No.825’s boiler ticket expired in 2013, a whole two years before the film’s release. Food for thought.