Set in 1920s Copenhagen, The Danish Girl focuses on the unique relationship between Einar and Gerda Wegener, two free-spirited painters. But when Einar (RedmayneThe Theory of Everything) decides to undergo sexual reassignment surgery to become Lili Elbe, the couple embark on a new journey together.

Oscar winner Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) approach to the emotional unpredictability the characters have to cope with, both individually and together, is extraordinarily delicate. Redmayne arguably gives the greatest performance of his career so far, even after the already stunning turn as Stephen Hawking that recently won him an Oscar.