“You will make them fit in with you, I know you will. You know, when somebody asked me how I could make a woman my foreign minister, You know what I said – Golda is the best man in my cabinet.” – David Ben-Gurion
Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Oct 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Biography of the first Female Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.
My Take on it – This film is an example of a great biopic that works quite well in giving the viewer a great perspective on the life of someone who made such an impact on the World stage.
The 3 hour runtime of this film unfortunately isn’t long enough to give a fully comprehensive look at Golda’s entire life and everything that she did but they still manage to touch upon most of them even if only in passing.
Ingrid Bergman is superb in the title role and she really was able to make us believe that she is this famous politician.
Bergman was able to win an Emmy for her [performance here n the category of Best Actress and it is quite deserving.
Having already known many of the important events mentioned in this film, I was drawn to want to learn more about some of the other events mentioned here because it is all so very fascinating.
I only wish that this film would have been longer so that they could have gone into more detail about many of the events described here.
Bottom Line – Excellent biopic that works quite well. The 3 hour run time unfortunately isn’t comprehensive enough to give us a full portrayal of this iconic politician yet it does manage to come close to that since it mentions most of the important events even if some are shown quite quickly. Bergman is superb in the title role and deservingly won an Emmy for Best Actress for this role. After already knowing some of the events in her life, this film made me want to learn even more. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström accepted her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Emmy for A Woman Called Golda (1982) posthumously. Bergman died 3 weeks prior to the ceremony, after the ballots were cast. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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