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March 2015 Favourites

March was a strange month! It’s definitely the month that I’ve been the least active here in the entire history of the blog, probably because work has been completely crazy and I’ve been coming home and just collapsing asleep like some kind of robot with depleted batteries. But I promise I have been reading everyone’s […]

Ordet (1955): “Why is there not one among these believers who believe?”

Based on a play by Kaj Munk of the same name, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Ordet (1955) tells the story of the Borgen family, who are farmers living in the Denmark countryside. The film focuses on three sons: Mikkel, whose wife Inger is pregnant; Anders, who seeks the hand of local tailor’s daughter Anne; and Johannes, […]

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928): “Will I be with You tonight in Paradise?”

A work of intense beauty, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer) is a silent film which has absolutely stood the test of time. This film chronicles the trial, imprisonment and execution of Joan of Arc at the hands of the English in 1431. Starring Maria (RenĂ©e Jeanne) Falconetti as the […]