The Woman In Gold

klimt_edit-xlarge I had a chance to see the film on Easter Sunday with my sister and really enjoyed the film. Based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee, she, along with her lawyer (played by Ryan Reynolds), fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt's infamous painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (above). The painting was tragically confiscated from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna, just prior to World War II. The battle was fought in the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled remarkably in her favor in Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004). Watch the trailer, here.