'The Danish Girl' Opens in Venice to Standing Ovation

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The Danish Girl, a period transgender drama, opened this weekend in Venice to a standing ovation.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, reviews are thus far mixed, but as seen from the enthusiasm over the premiere, there is great interest in this type of film.

On Saturday, Eddie Redmayne commented on his role.

He said playing Einar Wegener/Lili Ebe in The Danish Girl was "a dream come true."

Many believe Redmayne's role in The Danish Girl will once again put him on the path toward an Academy Award. He won an Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards for his role in The Theory of Everything.

Eddie Redmayne is quick to laud his fellow actors in The Danish Girl. He stars alongside Alicia Vikader, Mattias Schoenaerts, and Amber Heard--all of which were with him in Venice to share in the film's premiere.

According to IMDB, The Danish Girl tells "the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of 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 Danish Girl opens in the U.S. on November 27. Do you suppose it will be met with a standing ovation at its U.S. premiere?

Will you be checking out Eddie Redmayne and the all star cast when the film hits U.S. theaters?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.