Great performances, LT themes

DanishThe Danish Girl’, another story based on real events, recreates the lives of artist Lili Elbe, who became a transgender pioneer. Lili, born Einar, was a Danish landscape painter. He began posing as a woman for his wife Gerda, then appearing in public as “Lili” before undertaking surgery to change gender. The film conveys both the deep sense of self-alienation that Einar/Lili experiences. Much of the films edge, however, comes from Alicia Vikander  (best supporting actresses) as Gerda, who first encourages Lili, only to find herself losing her husband into her.  “Carol” tells the story of a forbidden love affair between an aspiring photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce. Based on the romance novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, it stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who received Oscar nominations for their roles.

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