Dreyer uses deceptively simple cinematography, editing, and production design to bring the words of Söderburgh’s play to the forefront in this story of a woman who plans to leave her bureaucrat husband for the passionate love of a young concert pianist. Often framed in doorways, Nina Pens Rode’s Gertrud stands at a threshold, where she can determine who, if anyone, deserves her devotion.
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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.