As I mentioned in my article about older actresses in Hollywood, it’s exciting to see women over 50 rocking it on TV and film. Baby Boomer actress Helen Mirren stars in “Woman in Gold” and it’s a fabulous film.
The film was released on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD on July 7th, 2015.
Here is a synopsis of Woman in Gold:
The film is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Gustav Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
WOMAN IN GOLD is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language with a running time of 109 minutes. Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include “The Making of WOMAN IN GOLD,” “Feature Commentary with Director Simon Curtis and Producer David M. Thompson” and “Stealing Klimt Documentary Trailer,” with an additional piece “Neue Galerie New York Press Conference” available on the Blu-ray™ and Digital Download.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Watch the trailer.
I’m particularly appreciative of this film because I am Jewish. My family came from Russian and Poland, although most had made it to the US by the end of the 1800s. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t be here. My father fought in WWII as a bombardier on a B24 over Africa and Europe.
When I traveled through Eastern and Central Europe, including Austria and Germany, it was moving to view the monuments and listen to the stories of the terror and destruction that occurred during WWII, as well as the courage of those who had survived it. It’s hard to imagine experiencing the pain and suffering that millions of people on all sides endured.
Please leave a comment – Why do you want to see this film?
Disclaimer: Samples and a giveaway for this post were provided by Anchor Bay Entertainment. However, all opinions are my own.