LGBT community find the fictional take on Lili Elbe life almost disrespectful. I do have her autobiography 'Man into woman' on my reading list. Until then -and excuse my ignorance-, I just can say that I was freaking out about the brilliance & beauty of Eddie Radmayne performance... but who am I? half of the movie my eyes were blinded by tears.
I knew, I wouldn't like it. My concern is only the subject matter. Nothing else. The issue of gender transition/sex-reassignment (or same-sex sexual orientation to put it into a larger context); these issues never have caught my attention. I simply can't do anything with it.
I want you all to stop being afraid: of the difference, of being who you are. And to those who always support your loved ones: bless you. This is a movie about love, how love can overcome almost anything if it's real. Love has no gender. This is about how we, as humans, can go through unimaginable things. This is about acceptance. This is a celebration, to those who are not afraid of being who they are.
This is Vikander's film - she gives a humane, conflicted performance and the poor suffering wife in this whole tragic afair. Whilst Redmayne is fine, the central character ultimately comes off as selfish and the script is so leaden in places that his "awakening" does not feel sympathetic. Hooper seems so concerned with making everything look exquisite that the film comes across as too safe.
Interpretazione straordinaria da parte di entrambi i protagonisti. Sceneggiatura e ambientazioni davvero molto suggestive. La storia non mi porta certo a tifare per la causa transgender ma mi permette di approfondire, anche storicamente, la tematica e i risvolti psicologici prima che sociali.