Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Saturday, 12.06.
13:30, Rechbauer

Portrait from Life

Feature Film, GB 1948, 90 min, eOF

Shortly after the end of World War II, a Jewish emigré from Austria discovers a painting in a London gallery that looks exactly like his missing daughter. Major Lawrence is assigned to find her, though that’s easier said than done. He finally locates her in a German refugee camp, only to realize that she suffers from amnesia. An early gem from director Terence Fisher, later of Hammer Horror fame. 

Director: Terence Fisher
Script: Frank Harvey Jr., Muriel und Sydney Box, nach einem Stoff von David Evans
Cast: Mai Zetterling, Guy Rolfe, Herbert Lom, Robert Beatty, Arnold Marlé
Camera: Jack Asher
Editor: Vladimir Sagovsky
Location Sound: B.C. Sewell
Music: Benjamin Frankel
Costumes: Joan Ellacott
Producers: Antony Darnborough, J. Arthur Rank
Production: Gainsborough Pictures (GB)