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.
It s very beautiful all the production, the costume designer, the make up, the cinematography...everything is very well made along with two great actings, both Alicia and Redmayne who is great in fact, but not good directed as he should be. Hooper forces the actor to keep all those poses everytime and it s annoying. Not Eddie s fault of course, he does his best and brilliantly brings some humanity to Lili Elbe.
Quite hard to watch Redmayne trying and still not putting enough weight into what could've been an amazing role. I am sure that there was a way better casting choice out there, wow maybe an actual trans woman? Anyhow, the fashion in the 20s was dope so cheers to that.
Vikander's performance deserves a four star rating, I thought she carried this film as the long-suffering saintly wife with a whole host of complexities and challenges, at odds with herself personally as well as within society. They make a pretty couple and indeed the whole film is a visual treat, with the colour palette and design mirroring that of the style of paintings and architecture the period depicts.