The Danish Girl Film
Review by Lauren
IMDB Summary: A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Review: Hopefully you saw my Repost Review for The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff, but if not, check back a few posts. I read this book back in 2010 and thought it was done really well. I was very excited to hear that this was finally being turned into a film and when I realized that Eddie Redmayne was going to portray Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, I was even more excited. I was sure he would do justice to this character and he did! I wish I had more time to read the book again before seeing the film, but alas, I did not. Regardless, the film of The Danish Girl was beautifully done.
There are some secondary characters that are equally as good, but The Danish Girl is very much a film of love and friendship between actress Vikander and actor Redmayne. While the film was not nominated for an Oscar, the two leads were, and I do hope to see at least one of them win at the end of the month. I hope some of you will find the time to see this movie before the Oscars air, and if not, then definitely sometime soon. It's worth a view. It's a moving portrait of the first transgender person to undergo reconstruction surgery in Berlin, but more than that, it's a love story.