In The Danish Girl, Redmayne plays the role of Lili Elbe, a man who is asked by his wife to stand in as a female model for her to paint in the 1920s. Elbe realizes how much he enjoys the role and soon becomes the first recipient of sex reassignment surgery.
The film was inspired by the real lives of Elbe and wife Gerda Wegener. The Danish Girl was nominated five times, including Leading Actor for Redmayne and Leading Actress for his costar, Alicia Vikander.
Last year, Redmayne won an award for his acting at both the British Academy Film Awards and the Oscar’s for his role in The Theory of Everything.
Bridge of Spies and Carol are both in the lead for most nominations, nine each, for the British version of the Oscars.
The Danish Girl was screened in Qatar last Thursday for the first time and was pulled on Monday after a citizen complained about the film’s “moral depravity.”
“We would like to inform you that we have contacted the concerned administration and the screening of the Danish film is now banned from cinemas,” the culture ministry wrote on Twitter. “We thank you for your unwavering vigilance.”
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