R | | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
The real Einar / Lili had two siblings, one brother and one sister, who were aware of her transition and although were conflicted, they were nonetheless supportive. Einar / Lili's parents had already passed away by the time the transition had commenced. The film does not include nor mention her siblings.
Don't you wish you could paint like that? Oh, I'm sorry? I said, don't you wish you could paint like your husband? Really. You must be so proud of him. So elegant.
Rasmussen's Pince-nez have a modern anti reflective coating on them which is visible in the art gallery scenes. The ARC had not been available during this time period.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)