Issue 2 / May 2014

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From the point of view of a middle class Colombian, Scandinavia sometimes seems like a whole different universe, a universe where peace is around gorgeous people enjoying the midnight sun and the northern lights in modern cities and enchanting...
“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...
Dreyer’s film production, regardless of their intent moral, ethical and religious roots, look for an implementation of a set of values that connect with Christianity in a more pure state. Consequently, Dreyer criticizes the standardized religion and rituals. Dreyer started...
Blade af Satans Bog (Leaves from Satan’s Book) is a silent film, directed by Danish Carl Theodor Dreyer, screenplay by Carl Theodor Dreyer and Edgard Hoyer, based on the novel ‘The Sorrows of Satan’ by Marie Corelli, the cinematography by...
Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968), the Danish director, is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Scandinavian cinema. He is most famous for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and Ordet (1955). Ordet was based on a play by Kaj Munk and...
Carl Th. Dreyer’s 1932 film “Vampyr” is obsessed with the divide between real and unreal within its world. The film’s strength lies in its ability to explore this divide and use it to create its mood. The subtitle of...
Scandinavian horror has been always known as a stand-out atmospheric genre, which relies on peculiarities of Scandinavian culture and history. In 1922 Danish film director Benjamin Christensen made Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Witches), the film he has become known for...
“When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour”. – Revelations 8:1. The silence referred to in Revelations, and explored throughout Bergman’s existential film, The Seventh Seal, is the silence of God....