The Danish Girl – Omak Film Festival: Thurs March 3 – Sat March 5

The Danish Girl Omak Film FestivalThe Danish Girl is the 5th film of the 13th annual Omak Film Festival 2016 playing Thursday March 3 through Saturday March 5 at the Mirage

The Danish Girl is rated R and runs 119 minutes.

Showtimes: Thurs March 3 – 7.00 *|* Fri Mar 4 – 6.15 & 9.15 *|* Sat Mar 5 – 3.15, 6.15 & 9.15

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper

Writers: David Ebershoff (novel), Lucinda Coxon (screenplay)

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard
Peter Debruge reviews The Danish Girl in Variety:

“Eddie Redmayne makes the ultimate transition, reteaming with ‘Les Miserables’ director Tom Hooper in this sensitive, high-profile portrait of transgender pioneer Lili Erbe.

A year after Eddie Redmayne proved his incredible capacity for reinvention in “The Theory of Everything,” the freckle-faced Brit pulls off the ultimate identity overhaul as “The Danish Girl,” portraying gender-reassignment trailblazer Lili Elbe, nee Einar Wegener, who was one of the first to make a “sex change” via surgery. For an actor, there can be few more enticing — or challenging — roles than this, in which the nature of identity, performance and transformation are all wrapped up in the very fabric of the character itself, and Redmayne gives the greatest performance of his career so far, infinitely more intimate — and far less technical — than the already stunning turn as Stephen Hawking that so recently won him the Oscar. Reuniting with “Les Miserables” director Tom Hooper in a return to the handsome, mostly interior style of the helmer’s Oscar-winning “The King’s Speech,” Redmayne finds himself at the heart — one shared by Alicia Vikander, as Einar’s wife, Gerda — of what’s destined to be the year’s most talked-about arthouse phenomenon.”


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