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5 items from 2015


Interview: Director Simon Curtis Fashions the ‘Woman in Gold’

10 hours ago | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” was created by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, and was considered Austria’s greatest artwork. The remarkable journey of the painting, stolen from its original Jewish family by the Nazis during World War II, is the basis for the new film, “Woman in Gold,” directed by Simon Curtis.

Woman in Gold” is based on the true story of Maria Altmann (portrayed in the film by Helen Mirren), a Viennese immigrant in the United States who fought the Austrian government for rightful claim to her family’s paintings in the 1990s, including the famous gold leaf portrait of her Aunt Adele. Altmann brings in an American lawyer named Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) to act as her lawyer, and their years of litigation to make this art restitution was one of the most high profile of these cases. The film includes flashbacks of the family in Vienna during those war years, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Woman in Gold’ With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds

26 March 2015 8:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new drama “Woman in Gold” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds!

Woman in Gold,” which opens on April 1, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Katie Holmes, Daniel Brühl, Max Irons, Tatiana Maslany, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Antje Traue, Frances Fisher, Jonathan Pryce and Tom Schilling from director Simon Curtis from writer Alexi Kaye Campbell based on the life stories of E. Randol Schoenberg and Maria Altmann.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

9 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gustav Klimt may have been celebrated for his gilded portraits of elegant Austrian ladies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the same approach suits “Woman in Gold,” director Simon Curtis’ garish “good taste” account of how a determined Jewish exile (played by Helen Mirren) sought the restitution of a Klimt painting seized by the Nazis. Weinsteined to within an inch of its life, this compelling true story forbids any room for perfectly reasonable arthouse audiences to question Maria Altmann’s case, striking back at the anti-Semitism of the time with an equally noxious caricature of modern Austrians as law-bending, art-thieving monsters.

In other words, “My Week With Marilyn” director Curtis and screenwriter Alexi Kaye Campbell (a theater talent making his bigscreen debut) have taken the position that there’s no room for debate where rectifying the wrongs of Austria’s past is concerned, which makes for a reasonably dull ride, »

- Peter Debruge

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SquareOne aquires Woman In Gold for Germany, Austria

30 January 2015 7:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Weinstein Company secures sale of drama starring Helen Mirren, set to world premiere at Berlinale.

German distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German-speaking European rights, excluding Switzerland, to historical drama Woman In Gold from The Weinstein Company (TWC).

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu and Ingrid Pittana for SquareOne Entertainment with TWC.

Directed by Simon Curtis‘ (My Week With Marilyn), the film stars Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl. Co-stars include Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Katie Holmes and Max Irons.

The film will have its world premiere at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival (Feb 5-15) where the film debuts as a Berlinale Special Gala.

Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell wrote Woman In Gold, which is produced by David M. Thompson for Origin Pictures and Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for TWC, and BBC FilmsChristine Langan.

It tells the true story of Maria Altmann (Mirren), an octogenarian Jewish refugee, who takes »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Berlin: SquareOne Takes ‘Woman In Gold’ for Germany, Austria

30 January 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — German distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired all German-speaking European rights, excluding Switzerland, to Simon Curtis’ historical drama “Woman in Gold” from The Weinstein Company. The film will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, where it debuts as a Berlinale Special Gala.

Pic stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl. Also in the cast are Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Katie Holmes and Max Irons.

Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell wrote the screenplay. Pic is produced by David M. Thompson for Origin Pictures and Kris Thykier. It is executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC FilmsChristine Langan.

Woman in Gold” is the true story of a woman’s fight to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Mirren), starts her »

- Leo Barraclough

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