R | | Biography, Drama, History
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.
This is Alicia Vikander's second period piece set in Denmark, the neighbor country of her native Sweden. Her first was A Royal Affair (2012).
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.
Lili and Gerda moved to Paris in 1912, when they were 30 and 26 years old, respectively. The film begins in 1926, when they were 44 and 40. The actors playing Lili and Gerda were respectively 26 and 33 years old while filming.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)
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