THE DAN­ISH GIRL ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

Di­rected by Tom Hooper. Star­ring Ed­die Red­mayne, Ali­cia Vikan­der

The true story of the first-known per­son to un­dergo sex­ual re­as­sign­ment. It‘s com­mend­able that di­rec­tor Hooper has brought Ei­nar We­gener to a mul­ti­plex near you, But this re­strained, el­e­gant drama seems at odds with its pi­o­neer­ing sub­ject. Trans films need to be big and bold in the man­ner of Xavier Dolan‘s epic Lau­rence Any­ways. The

Dan­ish Girl feels a lit­tle like gaz­ing at Ei­nar‘s chilly, dull, strangely claus­tro­pho­bic land­scapes. Red­mayne is strong in the lead. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 120 min

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