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'Professor Marston & the Wonder Women' TIFF 2017 Review: A timeless tale with an important message

September 17, 2017Ferdosa Abdi

Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is a genuine and wonderful tribute to the unconventional family that created Wonder Woman, following the relationship between Dr. William Marston (Luke Evans), Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote).

Brilliant, liberal and forward-thinking, the Marstons were truly ahead of their time. However, when they develop a sexual relationship with their muse, Olive, their world begins to unravel. Cleverly incorporating William’s DISC theory throughout the film, and within every conversation, Robinson and cinematographer Bryce Fortner beautifully capture the pure and honest love that develops between our three leads. Not only are these characters smart, brave, strong, fierce and heroic, but their feminist ideologies are central to Wonder Woman, and to this film.

Masterfully crafted, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women isn’t just a must-see movie for anyone seeking to learn more about how a comic book icon came to be. This is a tale that is timeless, and it has something important to say about a topic our society still struggles with. Love is love, and whatever its form, it should not be judged.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is receiving its world premiere as part of TIFF 2017's Special Presentations programme. Its runtime is 1 hr. 48 min.

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