Saturday, November 28, 2015

Movie Review: ‘The Danish Girl,’ about a Transgender pioneer

By A.O. Scott
Eddie Redmayne, left, and Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl.” Credit Agatha A. Nitecka/Focus Features
HOLLYWOOD---“The Danish Girl,” Tom Hooper’s new film, is a story of individual struggle that is also a portrait of a marriage. When we first encounter Gerda and Einar Wegener, played by Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne, they seem perfectly matched. Both are painters, living amid the soft colors and sea air of Copenhagen in 1926. What begins as an experiment and a bit of a game — dressing as a woman for the Copenhagen artist’s ball, wearing one of Gerda’s camisoles under his clothes — becomes an existential transformation. [link]