Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Denmark, 1995. Steen Herdel Filmproduktion, Unni Straume Film. Screenplay by Torben Skjodt Jensen, Prami Larsen, based on an idea by Lars Bo Kimergaard.Cinematography by Harald Gunnar Paalgard. Produced by Michael Rask. Music by Anders Koppel. Production Design by Per Henriksen. Film Editing by Ghita Beckendorff.
Thoughtful, probing documentary about the master filmmaker from Denmark. Using interviews, photos and footage from his many classic films, this excellent and informative work gives great background to detail Dreyer’s life, starting from his childhood and moving on through to his successful filmmaking career. Fans of his silent treasure The Passion Of Joan Of Arc will especially enjoy seeing an interview with the daughter of Maria Falconetti, the woman who starred as Joan. Even those unfamiliar with Dreyer’s oeuvre will be interested in the life of this very enigmatic man whose art has made a lasting impression for nearly a century.
The Criterion Collection: #128