I’d never seen one of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s sound films, and I think his transition was remarkable. Working in Nazi-occupied Denmark, Dreyer chose to return to themes of institutional persecution similar to those in his “Passion of Joan of Arc.” But in this more ambiguous story, witchcraft feels possible, and perhaps even justified.
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The Bri-terion Collection
I’m loving the Criterion Channel streaming service, so every week I’m going to share my favorite new find.