Issues regarding justice, restitution, and the Holocaust drive the movie The Woman in Gold, based on the true story of Maria Altmann and her quest to repossess family paintings by Gustav Klimt. This handout guides students' viewing of the movie Woman in Gold and introduces big questions for students to reflect on and write about. The handout can be used with ELA classes, units relating to the Holocaust, in art classes, and in history classes. The fourteen questions cover a range of levels from Bloom's taxonomy from basic to challenging. An answer key is provided with the added bonus of the minute marker noted for each question of the movie. (The Netflix version was used for noting time; there shouldn't be any variations with other sources, but please let me know if you find that there are.). Line spacing on the thumbnail preview does not reflect actual spacing for the worksheet. The Word doc. is editable.
The movie is from 2015 starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, and Daniel Bruhl and was directed by Simon Curtis. Viewing time (including credits) is 1 hour 49 minutes. It is rated PG-13. There are depictions of violence. Be aware of obscene language used at 1:23. The movie and questions are a powerful way to connect history with its implications for today.