‘The Danish Girl’

the-danish-girl-posterA captivating performance by Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Les Miserables) fails to hide a somewhat saccharine-sweet treatment of transgender and the pioneering  Lili Elbe in Europe in the 1920s.

An important film in bringing such a subject to the mainstream – and director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables) brings integrity by the bucketload. But it all looks so clean and pretty (sumptuous costume and production designs) that the final result is a delicate piece of porcelain when a more earthy, gritty, emotional film was needed.

Rating: 60%

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