Bride of the wind

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Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) delivers this fact-based drama about one of the most fascinating private lives of the 20th century. Alma Schindler (Sarah Wynter) was one of the most renowned young beauties in turn-of-the-century Vienna, sought after as a romantic conquest by some of the most famous men in the city, including the artist Gustav Klimt (August Schmolzer). She is won, however, by the most challenging and enigmatic artistic figure of them all, composer/conductor Gustav Mahler (Jonathan Pryce). His one demand is that she give up her own aspirations as a composer, which she has nursed for years. She agrees, and their marriage proves to be a devoted yet loveless union, producing two children but leaving Alma bereft of affection. She suppresses her frustrations as her husband's star rises, sublimating her ambitions completely. His career advances yield extraordinary music but equally notable controversies, and the marriage is riven by stress. When their oldest daughter dies, Alma's health is broken. While convalescing at a sanitarium, she meets another patient, Walter Gropius (Simon Verhoeven). He is gentle and attentive, and they begin an affair, which her husband accidentally learns of later. Their marriage survives, but Mahler also knows that he is a doomed man because of a damaged heart. After his death, Alma Mahler marries Gropius, an ambitious young architect with revolutionary ideas. Their marriage lasts but a few years, for Alma is drawn to another man, the artist Oskar Kokoschka (Vincent Perez). Kokoschka is young, iconoclastic, and daring -- all of the things that the career- and status-oriented Gropius isn't. Their affair yields a renowned painting of Alma that Kokoschka calls Bride of the Wind , a depiction of their passion amid a storm-swept background. They also conceive a child that Alma decides not to carry to term. She returns to Gropius for a time, while Kokoschka sells the painting for enough money to buy a commission in the army, and he is reported killed in action during World War I. Finally, after leaving Gropius, Alma meets a gifted author, Franz Werfel (Gregor Seberg), whom she marries. Her past catches up with her in an odd way, however, when Kokoschka returns, having survived the war and captivity -- he is still obsessed with Alma, to the point that he walks around Vienna in the company of a life-size doll of her, which he destroys in a fit of anger one night at a party. Meanwhile, in Alma's life with Franz Werfel, she finally finds peace and fulfillment, even as a composer -- the movie ends with a 1925 recital at which soprano Frances Alda (Renee Fleming) performed Alma Mahler Werfel's songs. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID0949a6bd-44e6-3431-d36e-d028c138b165
Grouping Titlebride of the wind
Grouping Authorparamount classics
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Beresford, Bruce.
Fleming, Renée.
Hübsch, Wolfgang.
Kolar, Evzen.
Levy, Lawrence.
Levy, Marilyn.
Perez, Vincent, 1964-
Pryce, Jonathan.
Schmölzer, August, 1958-
Schwarz, Dagmar.
Verhoeven, Simon, 1972-
Wynter, Sarah, 1973-
author2-roleAlma UK Ltd.
Apollomedia Firelight (Firm)
Beresford, Bruce.
Fleming, Renée.
Hübsch, Wolfgang.
Kolar, Evzen.
Levy, Lawrence.
Levy, Marilyn.
Paramount Classics (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Perez, Vincent,1964-
Pryce, Jonathan.
Schmölzer, August,1958-
Schwarz, Dagmar.
Total Film Group (Firm)
Verhoeven, Simon,1972-
Wynter, Sarah,1973-
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display_descriptionLike moths to a flame, the greatest artistic talents of turn-of-the-century Europe were drawn to Alma, a remarkable muse who ignited desires that translated into masterpieces of art, music, and literature. Based on the true story of untamed passions and inspirations that drove her to inspire the hearts and minds of composer Gustav Mahler, painter Oskar Kokoschka, architect Walter Gropius and novelist Franz Werfel, who helped her become a respected composer herself.
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subject_facetBiographical films
Composers -- Austria -- Biography -- Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Foreign films
Gropius, Walter, -- 1883-1969. -- Drama
Kokoschka, Oskar, -- 1886-1980. -- Drama
Mahler, Alma, -- 1879-1964. -- Drama
Mahler, Gustav, -- 1860-1911. -- Drama
Video recordings
Vienna (Austria) -- Biography -- Drama
Werfel, Franz, -- 1890-1945. -- Drama
title_displayBride of the wind
title_fullBride of the wind [videorecording] / Paramount Classics and Total Film Group presents an Alma UK Ltd./Apollomedia Firelight co-production of a Kolar-Levy production ; producers, Lawrence Levy, Evzen Kolar ; screenplay writer, Marilyn Levy ; director, Bruce Beresford
title_shortBride of the wind
Gropius, Walter
Kokoschka, Oskar
Mahler, Alma
Mahler, Gustav
Werfel, Franz
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