Friday, May 20, 2016
I saw The Danish Girl at the Sage Center this past Wednesday. It is the story of Lili Elbe, a Danish transitioning from male to female during the 1920s. Upon reading Lili's bio, she was in her late forties when she had her fourth and final operation, which proved fatal. Gender reassignment surgery was in the rudimentary stages in that time.
Eddie Redmayne was excellent as Lili though I preferred that a trans woman should have played the part. Alicia Vikander was equally good as Gerda Wegener, Lili's wife. I thought The Danish Girl was a good film, well acted, and not overly dramatic.
I give it a 7.5 rating. I recommend it.