Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889 – 1968) was a Danish film director. His movies are noted for their emotional austerity and slow, stately pacing. Frequent themes that his films explore are social intolerance, the inescapability of fate and death, and the power of evil in earthly life. Dreyer is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema.
His 1928 movie The Passion of Joan of Arc is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time, renowned for its cinematography and use of close-ups. It frequently appears on Sight & Sound's lists of the greatest films ever made, and in 2012's poll it was voted the 9th best film ever made by film critics and 37th by film directors. His other best known films include Michael (1924) Vampyr (1932), Day of Wrath (1943), Ordet (1955), and Gertrud (1964).
Michael (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1924)
Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932)
Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943)
Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955) The Word
La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964)
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