DOUGLAS SIRK

IMITATION OF LIFE

A film by Douglas Sirk
1959 · 125 mins · Drama
Screen siren Lana Turner stars as Lora Meredith, an aspiring actress and single mother battling to survive postwar New York. During an outing to Coney Island, Lora meets two people who will change her life forever: kindred spirit Annie Johnston, a black woman in need of a home for herself and her pale-skinned daughter Sarah Jane, and photographer Steve Archer. As Lora's career and love life take her ever further away from her daughter Susie, Annie discovers the shame she brings to the spiteful Sarah Jane, and the lives of the two mothers and daughters begin to parallel in this...

Screen siren Lana Turner stars as Lora Meredith, an aspiring actress and single mother battling to survive postwar New York. During an outing to Coney Island, Lora meets two people who will change her life forever: kindred spirit Annie Johnston, a black woman in need of a home for herself and her pale-skinned daughter Sarah Jane, and photographer Steve Archer. As Lora's career and love life take her ever further away from her daughter Susie, Annie discovers the shame she brings to the spiteful Sarah Jane, and the lives of the two mothers and daughters begin to parallel in this incisive masterpiece by one of the American lifestyle's most ardent admirers, and staunchest critics.

Regular price $7.00

"the most shameless tear-jerker in a couple of years... a splurge of garish ostentation and sentimentality" NEW YORK TIMES (1959)

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
MMA2755A
Languages
English
Encoding
PAL

Directed by

Douglas Sirk