The Woman in Gold

I watched and thoroughly enjoyed but was also saddened by this brilliant film viewed as a DVD last night. I visited Vienna in October last year including the Belvedere. The first posters I saw going down into the U-bahn in Munich. Although the places and the actors too were sort of familiar as was the historical context, for instance from reading Eva Menase http://www.goethe.de/ins/au/lp/prj/bkm/rev/aut/men/enindex.htm and George Klaar http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/george-clare-memoirist-who-recalled-life-in-nazi-vienna-and-postwar-berlin-1726060.html

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The Jewish life in Vienna was so evocatively and poignantly rendered that it brought tears to my eyes. The music was interesting too for obvious reasons and the director’s commentary equally moving. Hence it was particularly interesting to discover in the Penwith Gallery to discover the work of Albert Reuss, who not only was in Vienna at this time but ended his life in Truro having lived in Mousehole nearby. Further info at http://www.artistsandart.org/2010/01/albert-reuss-1889-1976-austrian-artist.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/albert-reuss

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The film is also useful for people learning German as the Untertitel in English are so klein!!!

(This article also provides an opportunity to refer to my friend, Susan Soyinka on her family and researches at https://susansoyinka.wordpress.com/)

(c) Newlyn Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) Newlyn Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
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