8 Collections

  • Gertrud
    Movie

    Gertrud

    Movie

    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

    Movie

    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...

  • Vampyr
    Movie + 7 extras

    Vampyr

    Movie + 7 extras

    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...

  • Ordet
    Movie

    Ordet

    Movie

    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
    Movie + 2 extras

    Master of the House

    Movie + 2 extras

    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: The Genre Film as Experimental Film

    1 season

    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...

18 Videos

  • 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.

  • Carl Th. Dreyer

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...