Tracking the past: postwar experiences on film
Free film screening
Woman in Gold
BAE Systems Theatre, 1.30pm
Spend Sundays at the Memorial this summer, as we present a diverse collection of six films which focus on post-war experiences and the personal and societal impact from the legacy of war.
All screenings begin at 1.30pm, are free, and will be accompanied by a short introduction by Memorial staff. This is not a ticketed event, so get in early to guarantee yourself a seat.
WOMAN IN GOLD
Director: Simon Curtis
Based on the true story of Maria Altmann (played by Helen Mirren), an Austrian Jewish woman who escaped the Nazis and found a home in the US. With her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, Altmann fights the Austrian Government to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Baur I, which was stolen by the Nazis before the Second World War. Flashbacks connect the arrival of Nazi forces in Vienna, the persecution of Jewish families, and the looting and pillaging conducted by the Nazis to Altman’s decade-long battle to recover the stolen painting. This historical drama explores the profound ramifications of war and the toll taken in reclaiming Altmann’s family property.