IMITATION OF LIFE
DOUGLAS SIRK | USA | 1959 | 125 MIN | NR | ENGLISH
Part of the Sight and Sound 100 series
BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #76
Racial identity, gender, and class are at the forefront of Douglas Sirk’s final Hollywood film, which zeroes in on a Black-American mother and her biracial daughter who desires to solely exist as a white woman.
Cast: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee
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