"A groundbreaking tale of a transgender journey, but it's also a beautiful and poignant love story that transcends stereotypes of gender, sexuality and romance."
- Erin Whitney, Huffington Post

DIRECTOR

  • Tom Hooper : The King’s Speech, Les Miserables, John Adams

STARRING

  • Eddie Redmayne : The Theory of Everything, Les Miserables, My Week With Marilyn
  • Alicia Vikander : Ex Machina, Testament of Youth, Anna Karenina
  • Amber Heard : Magic Mike XXL, The Rum Diary, Paranoia, Drive Angry
  • Matthias Schoenaerts : Far From The Madding Crowd, Rust and Bone, Bullhead
  • Ben Whishaw : The Danish Girl, Spectre, Suffragette, Skyfall

THE FILM
The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, portrayed in the film respectively by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables).

"What Hooper has crafted is a work of probing intelligence and passionate heart."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

In 1926 in Copenhagen, artist Einar Wegener is married to Gerda Wegener and is revered for landscape paintings. Gerda is also an artist, less renowned but steadily working as a portraitist of prominent citizens. Theirs is a strong and loving marriage, yet personal and professional epiphanies have eluded them both.

"Eddie Redmayne Gives the Performance of the Year in 'The Danish Girl'."
- Rex Reed, New York Observer

That all begins to change one day when, on deadline for a portrait, Gerda asks her husband to fill in for a model by putting on a dress so that she can finish the painting. The experience is transformative, as Einar soon realizes that being Lili is an expression of her truest self, and she begins living her life as a woman. Gerda unexpectedly finds that she has a new muse, and renewed creative ferment. But the couple soon brush up against society’s disapproval.

"One of the year's finest films."
- Sara Stewart, New York Post

They leave their homeland for the more open-minded world of Paris. There, it is Gerda’s career that continues to flourish. The couple’s marriage evolves – and not without strain. But again and again Gerda supports Lili during her journey as a transgender woman. Through the other, each of them finds the courage to be who they are at heart.

"Watching Redmayne’s character blossom into her true self is remarkable."
- Brian Truitt, USA Today

A Focus Features presentation of a Working Title/Pretty Pictures production in association with ReVision Pictures and Senator Global Productions. A Film by Tom Hooper. Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander. The Danish Girl. Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts. Casting by Nina Gold. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Make-up and Hair Designer, Jan Sewell. Costume Designer, Paco Delgado. Editor, Melanie Ann Oliver, ACE. Production Designer, Eve Stewart. Director of Photography, Danny Cohen, BSC. Co-Producers, Jane Robertson, Ben Howarth, Nina Gold. Executive Producers, Linda Reisman, Ulf Israel, Kathy Morgan, Liza Chasin. Based on the book by David Ebershoff. Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon. Produced by Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tom Hooper. Directed by Tom Hooper. A Focus Features Release.

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