Imitation Of Life

Imitation Of Life
Imitation Of Life

Year

1959

Duration

121 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

This glossy melodrama focuses on two single mothers, one white and one black, and the pressures and prejudices they face in pre-civil rights era America. Turner plays an actress whose career has left her little time for her young daughter, while Oscar-nominated Moore gives a heart-wrenching performance as her friend and housekeeper whose light-skinned daughter rejects her heritage once she realises she can "pass" for a white girl. This handsome film expertly blends social comment with emotional issues, it's impossible to remain unaffected by it.

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Contains racial identity theme, racist references and sex references.

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