Why do I feel this film was so good? I did a bit of History at school and have seen many films and documentaries on the second world war but Woman in Gold seemed to portray how the war impacted people personally. It moves from war time to current day and focuses on one family during the war, a wealthy family, with many valuable possessions. You get a feel for how the family lived and their relationships with each other. In the current day parts it focuses on the now elderly Maria and her relationship with her young lawyer and his family.
When this film was released in 2015 the usual critics didn’t give it very glowing reviews, if I had listened to them I would not have watched this film. I am so glad I didn’t! I found it to be absorbing and very moving at times. Beautifully portraying the effects the invasion of the Nazi’s had on families but also the ongoing impact the Holocaust had on families on both sides.
Woman in Gold also shows you are never too old to take on new challenges, Maria Altmann is absolute proof of that in this film and I found her truly inspirational. A remarkable woman who deserved to have this very touching film made about her. It made me laugh and cry, which all the best films should and interestingly Mr Perfect also thoroughly enjoyed it, so one for everyone. Highly recommended.
Where can you find it: Amazon DVD, Sky Movies, NowTV, Netflix, Sky Movies