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Denmark 1943, 95 minutes, B/WDir. Carl DreyerIn Danish with English subtitlesRating: [PG] Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama, Classics / Deviltry
Topics: Period - 1600s.
Feat. Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam
Aroview: Witchcraft drama set in 17th century rural Denmark, where an innocent young woman is denounced following the death of her much older, harshly conservative husband.
Delineated with a slow, claustrophobic immediacy in textured black and white, the wife's slide towards the torture-chamber becomes hard to watch, but dir. Dreyer's artistry prevails.
Average rating (Exceptional). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
5 stars (Exceptional) In which Dreyer invents the most kickass moving camera, gracefully prowling around the witches and bigots. ~artsfiend
5 stars (Exceptional) Beautiful film that feels fresh and modern (story-wise & aesthetically) despite its age. It's one that has lasted. Terrific performances that have a naturalism to them that is unexpected from this era. ~Andrea
5 stars (Exceptional) ~Regando
Includes the following short films by Dreyer: 'Thorvaldsen' and 'A Castle Within a Castle'.
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