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Imitation Of Life

This glamorous  remake of the 1934 film of the same name is a huge influence on our current New Luminary Todd Haynes, most evidently in his period pieces, Far From Heaven, Wonderstruck and Carol.

Lana Turner stars as a would-be actress who is raising her daughter on her own. She chances to meet another single mother at the beach: African-American Juanita Moore who she hires as a housekeeper, bringing her light-skinned daughter along but trouble arises when her daughter, who tries to pass for white, begins to reject her mother.

Event Information

Running Time: 2hrs 5mins

BBFC Advice: 12

Director(s): Douglas Sirk

Country of Origin: USA

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