Matthew Wardour

Matthew Wardour

Carl Th. Dreyer's 'Day of Wrath' and the Power of the Punished

Carl Th. Dreyer's 'Day of Wrath' and the Power of the Punished

NOTE: This essay contains spoilers. Part of what makes Carl Theodor Dreyer’s greatest films so rewarding is their moral ambivalence. The Danish director’s oeuvre spans several decades, from the 1910s to the 1960s, but it was in his final three feature films, Day of Wrath (1943), Ordet (1955)

Matthew Wardour
Matthew Wardour
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