The Zookeeper's Wife
Has many lovely and moving moments but fails to capture the many layers of this unique story, relying instead on plainly-stated metaphors.
Eddie Redmayne gives another transformative performance as artist Einar Wegener in director Tom Hooper's ("The King's Speech," "Les Miserables") exquisitely portrayed "The Danish Girl." Set in 1920's Copenhagen and based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, Wegener and his illustrator wife Gerda (played by Alicia Vikander), were brave trailblazers, as Einar was one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery, and became known as the transgender icon Lili Elbe.
Film journalist Katherine Tulich spoke to Redmayne and Vikander about their roles, the support from the transgender community and why the telling this story on the big screen is so important now.
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