A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener (oscar winner Alicia Vikander), painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (oscar nominated Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar – or Elbe – attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before.
Puntolingue Teachers’Club Cineclub, Saturday May 21st, 5 pm.