Note on the organization:
English title (Danish title). Director. Original Year of Release.
Description of film from Polk Catalog.
Location. Media format. Call Number.
All titles are linked to the catalog page for each item.
1. After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet). Susanne Bier. 2006.
Jacob runs a struggling orphanage in one of India's poorest regions. Desperate to save an orphanage from closing, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen, a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. What appears to be nothing more than a friendly gesture to attend a wedding sets in motion an increasingly devastating series of surprises, revelations, and confessions that will forever change their lives.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .A362 2007
2. Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier (Carl Th. Dreyer: Min metier). Torben S. Jensen. 1995.
This exhaustive documentary surveys the career of one of the great motion picture directors, following Dreyer's life through interviews with the director and his colleagues, film clips and archival materials.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1998.3.D74 C37 2001
3. The Celebration (Festen). Thomas Vinterberg. 1998.
At the sixtieth birthday party of a Danish patriarch, his oldest son reveals a family secret that contributed to his twin sister's suicide.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 C375 2004
4. Day of Wrath (Vredens Dag). Carl Theodor Dreyer. 1943.
Set in the seventeenth century, this is the story of Anne, a young wife who is revolted when her husband, an elderly pastor, has an old woman burned at the stake as a witch. She tells her husband that she and his son are in love and that she wishes him dead. The pastor then dies of a stroke and Anna is accused of killing him by witchcraft. Deserted by the cowardly son and reviled by the pastor's shrewish mother, Anne is offered an opportunity to take the oath swearing she did not kill her husband. She seems to become what she is accused of being and in a strange ending refuses to take the oath.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .D3837 2001
5. The Five Obstructions (De fem benspænd). Lars von Trier & Jørgen Leth. 2003.
Lars von Trier enters the world of documentary filmmaking and challenges his idol Jørgen Leth to remake his 1967 film The Perfect Human five times, each time with a new obstruction, hoping each time that he will fail!
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .F568 2004
6. Gertrud (Gertrud). Carl Theodor Dreyer. 1964.
Around 1910, a woman who is unhappily married to a lawyer meets a famous poet whom she had loved, has an affair with a young composer and finally decides to live alone in Paris.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .G442 2001
7. The Idiots (Idioterne). Lars von Trier. 1998.
The members of a near-commune forsake their middle-class complacency to contront society. Led by Stoffer, they act like idiots, pretending to be spastic and performing socially unacceptable acts in public.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .I4449 2000
8. The Word (Ordet). Carl Theodor Dreyer. 1955.
A study of spiritual faith and love ; the film tells of the death of Inger in childbirth and her resurrection, a miracle that is seen as the result of human love. The film opens as a family of marshland farmers trail a seemingly mad son (Johannes) who calls himself Christ. It closes as Johannes approaches the open coffin of his sister-in-law and, at the urgings of her child, brings her back to life.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .O68 2001
Created: April 2012, by AWJ
Last Updated: April 2012, by AWJ