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cover: Dreyer, Carl Th. My Metier

Dreyer, Carl Th. My Metier

Director(s): Torben Skjodt Jensen

Theatrical Release: 1995

Cast: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Helene Falconetti, Birgitte Federspiel, Baard Oew, Jorgen Roos, Aksel Stroby

Genre(s): Documentary, cinema, biography, Criterion Collection

Countries: Denmark, Norway


Location in store: Documentary > Cinema-related Docs

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Running Time: 94m.

Carl Dreyer is still regarded as one of Denmark's greatest filmmakers, though during his life, his films were largely unappreciated. Dreyer was a complex, enigmatic figure and this Danish documentary attempts to chronicle his life using interviews with people who knew and worked with him. The film also makes extensive use of Dreyer's own recorded thoughts as well as archival photographs, letters, scripts and articles. The filmmakers also visit the locations of some of Dreyer's best known films. -- Sandra Brennan (allmovie.com)

Criterion Collection DVD #128 Special Features:

+ Digital transfer, supervised by director Torben Skjødt Jensen

+ Rare interview footage and archival material

+ Extensive biographical essay by Dreyer scholar Edvin Kau

+ A 22-page booklet, including a reprint of Dreyer’s essay “Thoughts on My Métier”

+ Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
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