The Danish Girl
Directed by Tom Hooper
When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
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★★★½ review by jose on Letterboxd
I love alicia vikander so much, ugh punch me PLEASE!
★★★½ review by ty on Letterboxd
I was going to make a joke about wanting an apple danish (I actually do rn) But I have to say this movie was beautiful! Really didn’t think I’d like this but the performances had me enamoured. Another great rec by liv, thanks pal
★★★½ review by Travis Lytle on Letterboxd
With a painterly eye, Tom Hooper composes both a love story and drama circling the universal idea of living as one's true self with "The Danish Gir." Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as a married couple, two artists of differing success, the love story follows the two as their relationship endures unexpected stresses. The drama concerns Redmayne's Lili Elbe embracing her geniune person. Though the former portion of the narrative may be richer than the broad-strokes latter, Hooper couches that story in fine cinema. Vikander, Redmayne, and Danny Cohen's lush interior cinematography elevate the work into something memorable.
★★★½ review by Ezra Cubero on Letterboxd
Despite the third act falling apart, "The Danish Girl" is a beautifully directed, wonderfully acted movie with really powerful scenes. Eddie Redmayne is once again terrific, but Alicia Vikander is the MVP. #TIFF40
★★★½ review by ˗ˏˋ Liam ˊˎ˗ on Letterboxd
alicia vikander, queen of the period drama, strikes again
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