Arts and Entertainment

Films of the week

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt. 1. The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.2. Neue Galerie New York. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Woman in Gold will be released in cinemas this Friday.

This is a screen dramatisation of Maria Altmann’s story about her court case against the state of Austria for the ownership of Gustav Klimt’s famous painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

Woman in Gold stars Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann and Ryan Reynolds as her lawyer, E. Radol Schoenberg.

Also in cinemas since earlier this week, The DUFF brings the audience back to high school.

The story is based on Kody Keplinger’s novel ‘DUFF’ or ‘Designated Ugly Fat Friend’. That’s precisely how the protagonist Bianca was labelled in school, and she’ll try everything to prove her old friends wrong.

In the end though, she might realise that personality matters more than looks.

For the last two weeks, both Cinderella and Fast and Furious 7 have topped the UK’s box office during their first weekends of release.

Both films can still be seen in cinemas.

Disney’s live action remake of the classic fairy tale not only has captured the audiences in cinemas, but it’s also helped brands such as Jimmy Choo to promote their own ‘glass slippers’.

A special exhibition where visitors have the chance to have a look at the costumes and props featured in the film is held at Leicester Square until this Friday.

The exhibition is organised by Swarovski. Click here for more information.

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