Explore a Giant in Cinema - New Website on Carl TH. Dreyer

Jun 01, 2010, 09:14 ET from Danish Film Institute

COPENHAGEN, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Danish film director Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) is originator of "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc", "The Word", "Gertrud" and other immortal classics. He has influenced Lars von Trier, and his films are continuously in demand around the world. In May the Danish Film Institute launched a new website on the Danish director, inviting 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.

Carl Theodor Dreyer is Danish cinema's most celebrated director and is still, to this day, an inspiration to artists, filmmakers and audiences.

"Jeanne d'Arc" is top of a recent list of the 100 most important films of all time, and his work has influenced such diverse contemporary artists as Paul Auster, Guillermo del Toro and Lars von Trier. His films are continuously released on DVD, and they remain in demand around the world at festivals and events.

Unique collection on carlthdreyer.dk

The new Dreyer website invites you to take a closer look at a cinematic giant and his many-faceted life.

Dreyer directed 14 feature films and 8 shorts. His debut was in 1918 at Nordisk Film with "The President". In France Dreyer directed his masterpiece "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" in 1928. Signature works include "Vampyr" (1932), "Day of Wrath" (1943), "The Word" (1955) and "Gertrud" (1964).

The site offers a living experience of Dreyer's life and work. The vast and unique collection includes film clips, photos, original scripts, research material for several of his unrealised film projects, personal letters, posters and an abundance of background information.

Explore the life and work of Carl Theodor Dreyer at http://www.carlthdreyer.dk/ .

    Film Institute:

    Dan Nissen
    Head of DFI Archive & Cinematheque

    Lisbeth Richter Larsen
    Project Manager and Editor, DFI Archive & Cinematheque

    Henrik Fuglsang
    Webmaster, DFI Archive & Cinematheque

SOURCE Danish Film Institute