It is based on a true story about Maria Altmann, who sues the Austrian government in the 90s to get back the Klimt portrait of her aunt which belonged to her family and was stolen by the Nazis.
Helen Mirren, as Maria, and Ryan Reynolds, as Randy Schoenberg, a young inexperienced lawyer, deliver dazzling performances. There are many flashbacks woven into the storyline. The brilliant last scene made me choke up.
Maria reminds me of a couple of my husband's relatives, both Holocaust survivors.
I highly recommend The Woman in Gold and predict it will win some Academy Awards next year. It is pure gold.
Today my decoupage project is a box which I gave to M to keep his new contact lenses in. Eventually he decided not to use the hard contact lenses, and went back to glasses. He now uses this box as a sewing kit, for needles, thread, and buttons.
For the top of the plain box, I used a very thick piece of leftover wallpaper. Normally this isn't a good idea for decoupage because it is too hard to sink it into the surface. And it didn't sink. But I still think it looks pretty.
Wallpaper goes on the exterior top of box.
I painted the top exterior brown and the bottom exterior white.
I painted the rim white. I lined the bottom with brown velvet, with a trim of gold thread.