"Film was his biggest passion"

DREYER. See Danish directors Christoffer Boe, Lone Scherfig and Ole Christian Madsen talk about their relationship to Carl Theodor Dreyer.

Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) is a giant in Danish cinema. On the occasion of carlthdreyer.dk, a comprehensive website on the filmmaker's life and work launched May 2010, the Danish Film Institute asked three prominent Danish directors about their relationship to Dreyer:

"I like to call his films churches."

Christoffer Boe ("Reconstruction", "Everything Will Be Fine"):




"He set an example, daring to be extremely simple."




Lone Scherfig, standing in the oldest running film studio in the world at Nordisk Film: ("An Education", "Italian for Beginners"):

New website


A new website on the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer invites audiences around the world to explore the full extent of Dreyer's ingenious art through a rich collection of original material and fresh perspectives contributed by Danish and international advocates of the filmmaker’s legacy.

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"Film was his biggest passion."




Ole Christian Madsen ("Prague", "Flame & Citron"):