Comments

Dreyer expresses his intention with the film in a letter to Ib Koch-Olsen of 12 Nov. 1948: "The purpose of the Thorvaldsen films is not to provide an extensive disquisition on Thorvaldsen’s art but, precisely be using his most popular and easiest accessible works, to make the layman see and understand the singularity of Thorvaldsen’s art in general. (…) …a film whose real purpose was to convince people who stand indifferent before Thorvaldsen’s art that it is actually easy to understand."

Det Danske Filminstitut CARL TH. DREYER - THE MAN AND HIS WORK

DREYER@DFI.DK
ABOUT CARLTHDREYER.DK

To the top
Det Danske Filminstitut

Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55, DK-1123 Copenhagen K K
Tel: +45 3374 3400
dfi.dk/english

Home

stats