The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) 5/5
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s emotional masterpiece, The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, chronicles the final days of Joan of Arc, from the beginning of her trial through to her execution at the stake, showing the story through its wonderful use of expressive close-ups.
Favourite Films of the 1960s: 11-20
11. The Battle Of Algiers (dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
12. An Autumn Afternoon (dir. Yasujiro Ozu, 1962)
13. Woman Of The Dunes (dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
14. Gertrud (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964)
15. The Party and The Guests (dir. Jan Nemec, 1966)
16. Last Year In Marienbad (dir. Alain Resnais, 1961)
17. Viridiana (dir. Luis Bunuel, 1961)
18. Il Posto (dir. Ermanno Olmi, 1961)
19. The Round-Up (dir. Miklos Jancso, 1966)
20. A Blonde In Love (dir. Milos Forman, 1965)
Top Ten Films: 1964
1. Red Desert (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)
2. Woman Of The Dunes (dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara)
3. Gertrud (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
4. I Am Cuba (dir. Mikhail Kalatozov)
5. The Gospel According To Matthew (dir. Pier Paolo Passolini)
6. Une Femme Mariee (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
7. Before The Revolution (dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)
8. The Diary Of A Chambermaid (dir. Luis Bunuel)
9. Black God, White Devil (dir. Glauber Rocha)
10. Charulata (dir. Satyajit Ray)
Gertrud (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964) 5/5
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s final masterpiece (as well as final film), Gertrud, explores the themes of love and loneliness with the majestic story of a woman prepared to live in solitude rather than stay in a relationship where her love is unrequited.
Top 25 films from the 1950s #10
Ordet (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
Favourite Films: 1955
I’ve seen loads of great films from 1955, so narrowing it down to a top 5 was tough. Anyways, here are my top 5 films from 1955:
#1 Pather Panchali (dir. Satyajit Ray)
#2 Ordet (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
#3 Floating Clouds (dir. Mikio Naruse)
#4 Smiles Of A Summer Night (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
#5 La Pointe Courte (dir. Agnes Varda)
Some notable films from 1955 which I want to see but haven’t yet:
Night and Fog (dir. Alain Resnais), All That Heaven Allows (dir. Douglas sirk), Les Diaboliques (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot) and Il Bidone (dir. Federico Fellini).
Ordet (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955) *****
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s monumental masterpiece, Ordet, explores a wide spectrum of faith and spirituality within a family and the surrounding community in 1920s Denmark.
Day Of Wrath (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943) *****
Dreyer’s powerful masterpiece, Day Of Wrath, is set in a seventeenth-century Danish town plagued with the fear of witchcraft. often seen as an allegory of Nazi occupation or as an indictment of a male dominated world in which strong women are suppressed, the film stunningly hints at both these observations.