History unmade

03.07.2015C. Claire Thomson has ventured into the Dreyer-collection at the Danish Film Institute and traced the meticulous rese...

The Carl Th. Dreyer Award 2015

16.02.2015Anders Østergaard, director of 1989 and Burma VJ, received The Carl Th. Dreyer Award 2015.

20 of Dreyer's scripts online

09.01.2015Carl Th. Dreyer’s screenplays for the company Nordisk Film from the period 1913-1919 have now been digitised and are...
The two great Danish filmmakers, Carl Th. Dreyer and Lars von Trier, share an artistic kinship. Women suffer, are tortured and burned at the stake, but even down to individual shots, some of von Trier’s earliest films show traces of Dreyer’s style. The twin geniuses of Danish cinema are juxtaposed here in a tour de force of their work. 

About DreyerThemes / From Dreyer to Trier
Film historian David Bordwell draws our attention to Dreyer’s debut, The President, which is usually regarded as a second-tier work. The President is an exploratory work that offers glimpses of a characteristic Dreyerian approach to cinematic space, one that reworks the emerging continuity system and makes its local contemporaries look old-fashioned.
About Dreyer/Visual style/The Dreyer Generation
Det Danske Filminstitut CARL TH. DREYER - THE MAN AND HIS WORK


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