Yesterday evening I went to see Woman In Gold.
Woman In Gold is based on the lives of Maria Altmann and Randol Schoenberg. Maria fled to America, from Nazi Austria, during the 1930s… and then, in the 1990s, started a legal campaign – with Randol Schoenberg – to reclaim paintings stolen from her family, by the Nazis, during World War II.
The film weaved together various scenes, from different time periods, seemlessly.
I’ve already visited the Holocaust memorial in Vienna, but seeing it again through Maria’s eyes, for me, was one of the most powerful moments in the film; the memorial stands today as a warning, a memory and an apology. You can view the film’s trailer here: