From ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘Les Misérables’ director Tom Hooper crafts his next feature film titled ‘The Danish Girl’, a biographical drama that is based upon the 2000 novel of the same name, written by author David Ebershoff.
The film explores the marriage of Einar and Gerda, as they are both optimistic painters, brimming with talent, as Gerda is a portrait artist, while her husband is very talented with landscape painting. When her husband stands in for a model, posing as a ballerina, however finds his true identity of a woman named Lilli.
The film has two standout, powerful acting performances from the film’s two protagonists, as Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander bring emotion and depth to their characters, which is also helped from the two’s immersing and affectionate chemistry to the two characters relationship, which you really want to find out of how their marriage will survive. Eddie Redmayne is seamless when transforming from Einar to Lilli, but brings a delicate presence, immersing himself as these two characters.
The film has a nice flow of pace and is structurally well written, although the film does start out slow, but picks up as this film progresses along. ‘The Danish Girl’ has some stellar performances by its two leads, some fine storytelling and solid directing.