Movie: The Danish Girl

I caught this just in time, after declaring months ago that I wanted to see it.  I read the book several years ago and you can read my review here.  At the time, I was rather dubious about Nicole Kidman in the main role, although now having seen it, I think it could have worked.

It certainly is beautifully filmed, with almost every shot self-consciously framed as art in its own right. The real story (complete with photographs of the original Lily Elbe) can be found here.  The film felt somewhat too much like a costume drama with a sad ending and  that  a final scene that seemed too ‘storied’.  Excellent acting from both main characters, but when I re-read my review of the book, the film seems to have had much of the complexity stripped out.

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2 responses to “Movie: The Danish Girl

  1. You’ve piqued my curiosity. Perhaps I’ll catch this on a plane sometime.

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