Molodist Kyiv international film festival

Imitation of Life

Program:
Retrospective program "Century"
Year:
1959
Country:
USA
Genre:
Fiction
Duration:
125’
An aspiring white actress takes in an African-American widow whose mixed-race daughter is desperate to be seen as white. Lana Turner and John Gavin’s centenary.
Douglas Sirk

Douglas Sirk was a German film director. Sirk started his career in Germany as a stage and screen director, but he left for Hollywood in 1937 because his Jewish wife was persecuted by the Nazis. In the 1950s, he achieved his greatest commercial success with film melodramas like IMITATION OF LIFE, ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, WRITTEN ON THE WIND, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION. 

Filmography: Written On The Wind (1966), A Time To Love And A Time To Die (1958), All That Heaven Allows (1955), Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Creative team
Director
Douglas Sirk
Screenplay
Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott
Camera
Russell Metty
Editing
Milton Carruth
Production design
Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron
Music
Frank Skinner
Producer
Ross Hunter
Production
Universal International Pictures
World sales company
Park Circus
Cast
Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner
Offline film schedule
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