THE DANISH GIRL (15)

THE DANISH GIRL (15)

Run time: 120mins

Director: Tom Hooper

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sebastian Koch

Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

URL: www.thedanishgirl.co.uk

A beautiful, sensitive and very moving rendering of the lives of Lili Elbe/Einer Wegener and Gerda Wegener, exquisitely acted with two matchless performances from Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, 2010; Les Miserables, 2012; The Damned United ,2009) has beautifully realized the story of the 1920s artist, Einer Wegener/Lili Elbe, one of the first people known to have gender reassignment surgery with a moving and sensitive script by Lucinda Coxon (The Crimson Petal and the White, TV mini-series 2011, based on the novel by David Ebershoff).

A lush score from Alexandre Desplat (Suffragette, 2015; Unbroken, 2014; The Imitation Game, 2014) complements the stunning visuals – cinematography (Danny Cohen), production design, (Eve Stewart) and costume design (Paco Delgado) – which convincingly recreate Copenhagen in the 1920s.

There is strong ensemble support from Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Sebastian Koch in this powerful, affecting and ultimately heartbreaking story.

 

Images courtesy of Universal Pictures   

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