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Day of Wrath

The young wife of an older pastor falls in love with her stepson when he returns to their small seventeenth-century village, where stepping outside the bounds of the village’s harsh moral code has disastrous results. Carl Dreyer's _Day of Wrath_ remains an intense, unforgettable experience.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1943
DVD

Gertrud

Carl Dreyer’s last film is a meditation on tragedy, individual will, and the refusal to compromise. A woman leaves her unfulfilling marriage and embarks on a search for ideal love—but neither a passionate affair with a younger man nor the return of an old romance can provide the answer she seeks.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1964
DVD

Master of the House

Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1925
Blu-ray, DVD

Ordet

In Carl Dreyer's _Ordet_, a farmer’s family is torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love—one child believes he’s Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic, and the third falls in love with a fundamentalist’s daughter.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1955
DVD

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy are brought to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent achievements of the silent era.

Carl Th. Dreyer France, 1928
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

Vampyr

With _Vampyr,_ Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result is nearly unclassifiable. _Vampyr_ is one of cinema's great nightmares.

Carl Th. Dreyer Denmark, 1932
DVD