Suffragette script
Suffragette (2015)
Synopsis: Suffragette is a 2015 British historical period drama film about women's suffrage in the United Kingdom, directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep.

SMASH!

The FURY and SURPRISE of a SHOP DOORMAN as pandemonium

reigns.

A HORSE rears pulling a nearby CARRIAGE-

MAUD shocked and shaken, desperate to get away, stumbling as

she runs. The WINDOW DISPLAY she was gazing at, shattered.

EXT. STREET. CENTRAL LONDON. 1912. DAY.

On MAUD, faster now, passing, seeing-

The INDIGNATION of a GENTLEMAN buying his newspaper-

The FURY of a NEWS STALL VENDOR as he hurriedly packs up shop-

The SHOUTS of protest, the white, green and purple of the

Suffragette colours unfurled-

WOMEN:

VOTES FOR WOMEN!

SUDDENLY MAUD TRIPS, THE PARCEL SPLITS and LINEN SPILLS AS

SHE FALLS.

Stones and toffee hammers fly all around her as shop window

after shop window shatter into a thousand pieces, sending

shards of glass clattering in paths.

WOMEN (CONT’D)

VICTORY WILL BE OURS.

On MAUD, desperately grappling amongst the shattered glass

and stones to gather up the laundry. HEAVY BOOTS STAMPING

OVER IT.

On MAUD’s rising panic and shock, hesitating on seeing-

VIOLET caught in the fray.

VIOLET:

VOTES FOR WOMEN!

Taking her chance, MAUD turns, fleeing through the

pandemonium, eyes spying a BUS, pulling away, amidst the

chaos. She runs making a leap for it-

INT. BUS. STREET. LONDON. 1912. DAY.

Heart racing, MAUD sinks down into a seat.

Around MAUD the curious PASSENGERS peer over heads and

shoulders, straining to see the ensuing chaos and violence

raging outside.

The bus travels along the street.

EXT. BACKSTREET/TENEMENT. BETHNAL GREEN. LONDON. 1912.

EVENING.

MAUD hurrying along past the peeling doorways of a London

slum, carrying the split parcel, hurrying to the door of a

rundown tenement block-

She unlocks the front door and hurries inside into-

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Abi Morgan

Abi Morgan (born 1968) is a British playwright and screenwriter known for her works for television, such as Sex Traffic and The Hour, and the films Brick Lane, The Iron Lady, Shame and Suffragette. more…

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