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Film This Weekend: “The Danish Girl”

Film This Weekend: “The Danish Girl”

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    Jan 01, 2016   Author : admin


What a way to start the New Year with two great film opening at the box office this weekend! “Joy” and “The Danish Girl” make their UK debut in the backdrop of the New Year celebrations. What hits and what misses about them – we are about to find out!

The biopic starring Eddie Redmayne as transgender Danish artist Lili Elbe, one of the first to undergo sex reassignment surgery, has been touted as one of the defining moments of the actor career ever since the trailers had released. “The Dainsh Girl” explores the relationship between early 20th century artists Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) and Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne) and in turn, Lili’s groundbreaking contributions as a transgender pioneer. 

The movie is a beauty – both cinematically and in its execution in presenting a truly inspiring story on screen.  Director, Tom Hooper of Les Miserbles and The King Speech fame, has given the film its much deserved deep sighed storytelling and his touch has brought alive was is close to a masterpiece. The performances by both Redmayne and Vikander are top notch and make them the strong award contenders of the year. 


MYC Writer: Elonah Bioneda

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