Carl Dreyer Season at BFI: 1st – 23rd Mar 2012 + Win Tickets!

BFI Carl DreyerThe Passion of Carl Dreyer

Following on from the hugely successful David Lynch Season, next up at the BFI is the turn of Carl Dreyer. The pretty much unknown Danish master has 14 classic features to his name. All of them displaying the spark of a true genius. It’s a crime that even avid film fans still have never heard of him. The BFI brings a comprehensive selection of his works to the big screen. Please see below the full line-up for the season. To book tickets, visit the BFI site.

To win some tickets see the bottom of this article!

The Bride of Glomdal

11 Mar 16:10
12 Mar 20:45

A wealthy farmer’s daughter falls in love with a poor farmer’s son during a Norwegian summer.

Carl Th Dreyer, My Métier

5 Mar 20:40
10 Mar 16:00

A fascinating look at the life and achievements of Carl Dreyer.

Day of Wrath

18 Mar 19:30
21 Mar 20:45


A deeply moving tale of persecution of witches in 17th-century Denmark.

Dreyer’s Short Films

16 Mar 18:20
20 Mar 20:40

A rare chance to see the shorts made by Carl Dreyer in the 1940s.


17 Mar 20:40
22 Mar 18:10

Carl Dreyer’s final feature is a coolly stylised study of a married woman loved by four different men.

Leaves From Satan’s Book

3 Mar 15:10
4 Mar 15:10

An ambitious epic demonstrating the perils of temptation through four sequential stories.

Love One Another

4 Mar 18:20
9 Mar 20:40

Carl Dreyer’s account of anti-semitic riots in 1905 Russia.

The Master of the House

11 Mar 20:40
13 Mar 18:20

A devoted wife is persuaded to take a break from domestic drudgery in this effective comedy-drama.


10 Mar 18:20
14 Mar 20:40

Carl Dreyer’s 1924 account of a love triangle is remarkable for its near-explicit treatment of homosexual desire.

Once Upon A Time

9 Mar 18:20
13 Mar 20:40

A prince educates a princess in the ways of rural living in Carl Dreyer’s charming fable.


9 – 23 March

A wise, witty exploration of pride, prejudice and pretensions to devout faith.

The Parson’s Widow

3 Mar 20:40
6 Mar 20:50

An inventive, touching comedy of manners set in 17th-century rural Norway.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

5 Mar 18:20
14 Mar 18:30

Carl Dreyer’s last silent film is an experimental yet utterly accessible masterpiece.

The President

1 Mar 20:45
3 Mar 18:20

Carl Dreyer’s first feature is a sympathetic tale of female suffering.

Two or Three Things I Know About Carl Dreyer: An Illustrated Talk

1 Mar 18:20

Geoff Andrew uses a range of clips to examine what makes Carl Dreyer’s work so very special.

Two People

17 Mar 18:10
23 Mar 20:40

Carl Dreyer’s fascinating chamber drama about a marriage on the rocks.


11 Mar 18:30
19 Mar 18:20

A nightmarishly strange adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Gothic novella Carmilla.


BFI Carl Dreyer – The Passion of Carl Dreyer


Thanks to our friends at the BFI, we have 3 pairs of tickets to give away.

Winners can pick which film and at which time they would like to attend.

Closing Date: Wednesday 29th February 2012, 5pm

To count yourself with a chance of winning, join us on facebook then just send us an email with your name, contact details and the answer to this simple question:

What is Carl Dreyer’s middle name?
a) Ted
b) Theodor
c) Logan

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