“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1

In The Word the Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer deals with  the themes of faith and religion. The Borgen family lives on a farm and has a different institutionalised  religion than theirs neighbours and this creates conflicts between them, especially when Anders, the youngest son, reveals the desire to marry Anne, daughter of the tailor. Within the family there are different beliefs and approaches to the concept of deity . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.