• Dreyer Radio Broadcast

    Cinema scholar Gideon Bachmann broadcast this recording of director Carl Dreyer reading an essay on film during a 1958 episode of “The Film Art,” Bachmann’s radio program on New York’s WBAI.

  • From Dreyer to von Trier

    In this 2005 interview, Henning Bendtsen talks about his early experiences as a young director of photography for Carl Theodor Dreyer and about his final films, made with Lars von Trier.

  • Carl Th. Dreyer

    Jørgen Roos, one of Denmark’s preeminent documentarians, directed this account of the career of Carl Dreyer in 1966.

  • VAMPYR English-Text Version

    Director Carl Dreyer relied heavily on text that fills the frame in VAMPYR, and subtitles can be hard to see when overlaid on that text. Thus, Criterion, taking care to hew as closely to the look of the original as possible, prepared a version of the film in which the on-screen text has been digi...

  • Vampyr

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1932 • France, West Germany
    Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

    With VAMPYR, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film...

  • Gertrud

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1964 • Denmark
    Starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode

    Carl Dreyer’s last film neatly crowns his career: 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—b...

  • Day of Wrath

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1943 • Denmark

    Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer's Day of Wrath (Vredens dag) is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia. Anna, the young second wife of a well respected but much ol...

  • Ordet

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1955 • Denmark
    Starring Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Cay Kristiansen

    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...

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
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    The Passion of Joan of Arc

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    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1928 • France
    Starring Renée Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, André Berley

    Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era. Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up...

  • Master of the House

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1925 • Denmark
    Starring Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm

    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. A deft comedy of gentle revenge, it is the story of a housew...

  • Vampyr

    8 videos

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1932 • France, West Germany
    Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

    With VAMPYR, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film...

  • Gertrud

    1 video

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1964 • Denmark
    Starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode

    Carl Dreyer’s last film neatly crowns his career: 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—b...

  • Day of Wrath

    1 video

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1943 • Denmark
    Starring Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam

    Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer’s DAY OF WRATH (VREDENS DAG) is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia. An...

  • Ordet

    1 video

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1955 • Denmark
    Starring Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Cay Kristiansen

    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...

  • Master of the House

    3 videos

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1925 • Denmark
    Starring Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm

    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. A deft comedy of gentle revenge, it is the story of a housew...

  • Day of Wrath

    1 video

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1943 • Denmark

    Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer's Day of Wrath (Vredens dag) is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia. Anna, the young second wife of a well respected but much ol...

  • THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC Commentary

    This audio essay by Carl Th. Dreyer scholar Casper Tybjerg was recorded in August 1999.

  • VAMPYR: The Genre Film as Experimental Film

    Observations on Film Art No. 34

    Carl Theodor Dreyer’s haunting 1932 masterpiece VAMPYR has long occupied a singular place in film history, resting somewhere at the intersection of horror, avant-garde cinema, and waking nightmare. In this episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor David Bordw...

  • Casper Tybjerg Video Essay

    In this 2008 program, Casper Tybjerg, a Carl Dreyer scholar and professor at the University of Copenhagen, shows the research and influences Dreyer drew upon to create VAMPYR. Using archival still images, clips, and scenes censored by the German authorities, Tybjerg elucidates the inner workings ...

  • VAMPYR: The Genre Film as Experimental Film

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    Observations on Film Art No. 34

    Carl Theodor Dreyer’s haunting 1932 masterpiece VAMPYR has long occupied a singular place in film history, resting somewhere at the intersection of horror, avant-garde cinema, and waking nightmare. In this episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor David Bordw...