Chennai, March, 2017
What is it like to stand out from the crowd? What is it like to come to terms with your sexuality? What is it like to undergo the first sex reassignment surgery? Get on an intense and engaging journey that explores the subject of gender change with Le Premiere of The Year The Danish Girl on Sony Le PLEX HD on March 26, 2017 at 1PM and 9PM.
Based on the 2000 fictional novel of the same name, which was written by renowned American writer and editor, David Ebershoff, the film is based on the true story of the Danish painter, Einar Wegener, as he explores his sexual identity despite the strong societal stigma. It also explores the strong bond he shared with his wife Gerda Wegener who supported him through every step.
The married couple live in an apartment painted by the great Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi. One fine morning, Gerda urges her husband to fill in for a life model for her portrait of a dancer. Lili laughingly pulls on a pair of tights and gets into a dainty pair of ballet slippers for his wife and that becomes the turning point in his life.
The film grossed $64.2 million worldwide against a budget of $15 million. The movie received positive reviews from critics, particularly for the acting and sensitive handling of a difficult subject matter.
David Ebershoff, Author of The Danish Girl
“I believe everybody needs to be themselves and embrace themselves just the way they are. I also believe that everyone should stand up for what they believe in and live a life that they want to live which is also the underlying message that the movie gives out. A lot of people globally have read the book and have also watched the film, I am sure both have created a great impact on viewers and the reader.”
Lucinda Coxon’s insightful screenplay beautifully brings the book to life. So get ready to witness one of the most epic drama revolving around gender reassignment with The Danish Girlat 1PM and 9PMon Sunday, March 26, 2017 only on Sony Le PLEX HD.
About Sony Le Plex HD:
Sony Le PLEX HD is the premium Hollywood movie channel from the English Cluster of Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN). The channel caters to avid English movie lovers who enjoy watching critically acclaimed Hollywood cinema. With the brand tagline Where You Belong, the channel serves as a premium hangout for movie lovers to connect & converse over quality Hollywood movies. The channel has unique programming properties like Le Premiere, where one can catch 52 premieres in 52 weeks of the year and Its 9O’ Talk, a monthly programing initiative that connects 5 movies across the week through a common theme. The channel boasts of 400 plus movie titles that include 200 award winning movies with over 500 awards between them. Sony Le PLEX HD is available across DTH and digital cable platforms.
SPN is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels. Sony Le PLEX HD is a part of the network of leading channels like MAX, SAB, PIX, MIX, SIX, KIX, PAL, MAX2, AATH, AXN, ANIMAX, and more!