The Danish Girl (2016)

★★★★☆

“When The Danish Girl trailer was released back in September, the internet was saturated with a two minute tease of Tom Hooper’s hotly-anticipated drama. For several weeks, I associated an Adblock-free YouTube with the flawless faces of Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, smiling then weeping, swept into a delicately shabby-chic world accompanied by soaring strings (though soul-destroyingly, not Alexandre Desplat’s original score). I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch the trailer over fifty times, often on loop, obnoxiously crying with excitement. But not everyone was so enamoured, with a mild backlash brewing over the casting of a cisgender man in the role of one of the most influential transgender people of the last century. But for all the mixed emotions surrounding Hooper’s film, personal and international, the overall outcome is a stunning mix of equally compelling emotions.”

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