WHO’S IN IT?
Helen Mirren (The Queen), Ryan Reynolds (The Voices), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), Tatiana Maslany (Eastern Promises), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Moritz Bleibtreu (The Fifth Estate), Antje Traue (Seventh Son), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Tom Schilling (Before The Fall), Anthony Howell (Foyle’s War), Allan Corduner (Topsy-Turvey), Henry Goodman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Olivia Silhavy (Eurocops), Justus von Dohnányi (Downfall), Richard Reid (Austenland), Ludger Pistor (Schindler’s List), Stephen Greif (Blake’s 7)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn), director; Alexi Kaye Campbell (film debut), writer; David M. Thompson (X + Y) and Kris Thykier (Kick-Ass), producers; Martin Phipps (Harry Brown) and Hans Zimmer (Inception), composers; Ross Emery (The Wolverine), cinematographer; Peter Lambert (Now Is Good), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Sixty years after fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Vienna, Maria Altmann (Mirren), an elderly Jewish lady, sets out to retrieve family possessions that were seized by the Germans, among them Gustav Klimt’s famous ‘Lady in Gold’ painting. Teaming herself with an inexperienced but eager young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), she takes on the Austrian government to regain full ownership of her family’s belongings…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Though it may sound like Philomena only with more court scenes, Woman in Gold is in fact an inspiring and heart-warming tale of a woman who fights to get back what is rightfully hers.