The Danish Girl banned in UAE

Time Out reveals Eddie Redmayne's Oscar-worthy The Danish Girl banned in UAE. Find out why censorship impacted its appearance at cinemas in Dubai

Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for Actor in a Leading Role at the 88th Academy Awards for his part in the film, but The Danish Girl has now been banned from UAE cinemas.

In the flick, the British star plays Lili Elbe - one of the first people to have gender reassignment surgery - and it co-stars Alicia Vikader (Gerda Wegener) as his supportive wife.

However fans of Redmayne may not get to view his Oscar-worthy performance – at least not at movie theatres in this country anyway.

The motion picture has been banned the week before its release and not only in the United Arab Emirates, Vox Cinemas told Time Out Dubai.

It was denied access to the big screen in Middle Eastern countries Oman, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait too.

Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw and Matthias Schoenaerts are also in the movie which tells the story of an artist-turned-transgender pioneer. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film got its initial open date last year and was due to be released February 7.

It also got nods for Production Design and Costume Design at the prestigious awards ceremony taking place in Los Angeles February 28. Vikader has been recognised for her contribution to the motion picture as an Actress in a Supporting Role so it’s sure to be a story many fans of the actors are eager to see.

Two hours long, the drama/romance/biography has raked in $29.1million at the US box office since its premiere in November.

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