|Director: Simon Curtis||Country: UK/USA|
|Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Katie Holmes||Production Year: 2015|
A real-life story of one woman’s battle to reclaim her family’s heritage, Simon Curtis’s (My Week With Marilyn) impressively staged drama features yet another towering performance from Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann.
An ageing Jewish Holocaust survivor now living in LA, she turns to American attorney E. Randol Schoenberg (Reynolds) to help her reclaim family possessions looted by the Nazis. Amongst the treasures is Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, a shimmering, golden painting by Gustav Klimt depicting Altmann’s aunt, which is now claimed by the Austrian Government as a national treasure.