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February 11, 2016

American Pantheon: Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander is the 27-year-old Swedish actress who plays painter and historical figure Gerda Wegener in the new film The Danish Girl, with Eddie Redmayne. Wegener plays the wife of Einar Wegener (Redmayne's), also an artist, and one of the first known people to undergo a sex-change operation. As usual, Redmayne is first-rate, and nearly flawless in communicating what Wegener likely went through. Alica Vikander, however, is a revelation--at least to me. She shows each of the intertwining, never-ending, conflicting emotions she struggles with as she consistently supports her husband--turning from a man into a woman before her eyes--in a way that riveted me. This is a film about true romantic love. It may stretch you a bit.


Original posting date: December 23, 2015

Posted by JD Hull at February 11, 2016 07:25 PM


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