The Triumph of Justice: Three Stories of Power, Betrayal, and Redemption

The Triumph of Justice
The Triumph of Justice

The Triumph of Justice is a collection of three captivating films, historical events are brought to life with compelling storytelling and powerful performances. “The Favorite” takes us back to 18th-century England and the intriguing power play between Queen Anne and her two courtiers, Lady Sarah, and Abigail Masham. “BlacKkKlansman” follows the true story of Ron Stallworth. The first black detective in Colorado Springs infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan with the help of a Jewish coworker. And “The Woman in Gold,” tells the story of Maria Altmann’s legal battle to recover a painting stolen by the Nazis from her family. In a moving portrayal of the pursuit of justice and remembrance.

The Favourite

The Favourite portrays 18th-century England, with Queen Anne (played by Olivia Colman) reigning on the throne. Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and her cousin Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) compete to become Anne’s favoured companion. The film centres on a lesbian love triangle as Queen Anne was believed to be attracted to women. 

The movie is based on a largely factual account of the relationship between Princess Anne, who later became Queen Anne. And her childhood friend Sarah Churchill, who eventually became the Duchess of Marlborough. The nature of their connection is open to interpretation. But Sarah genuinely threatened to blackmail Anne with their correspondence. Abigail Masham, too, worked her way up to become a lady-in-waiting for Queen Anne. And eventually overtook Sarah as the monarch’s preferred confidante.


BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee, recounts the actual events of Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington), who was the first Black detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Stallworth successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and developed regular communication with its leader, David Duke. To attend face-to-face meetings, he enlisted the help of his coworker, Flip Zimmerman (portrayed by Adam Driver), to pose as him. While the movie is based on factual events, it slightly alters certain details, such as making Stallworth’s colleague not Jewish, and setting the movie in 1972 instead of Stallworth’s investigation taking place between 1978 and 1979.

The Woman in Gold

The Woman in Gold depicts the inspiring true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee in her twilight years. Who, with the assistance of lawyer Randy Schoenberg (played by Ryan Reynolds), takes on the Austrian government in a legal battle to reclaim a painting that belonged to her family. Flashbacks show a young Maria (Tatiana Maslany) attempting to flee Austria while it was under Nazi occupation.

The true events surrounding Gustav Klimt’s renowned painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Which was of Altmann’s aunt and stolen by Nazis from Vienna before the onset of World War II, form the plot of the movie. In real life, Altmann reached the United States Supreme Court with her legal battle, and the court ruled on the case of the Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004), allowing her to pursue a civil case against Austria. The Neue Galerie in New York City now showcases the painting.

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