Thoughts so far on Valhalla Rising

The entire Medieval era seems like one big ill-conceived plan. Also, nightmarishly damp.



The trailer is pretty misleading, though. This movie is so quiet and uncomfortable with very hushed, minimal dialog and very little action. The soundtrack is beautiful, ominous and drone-y pretty much wall-to-wall. I’m pretty enamored; I don’t even know how they got some of these gorgeous shots - it’s like they’re shooting underwater half of the time because of the thickness of the fog. Desolate and depressing and surreal. So far, definitely recommended.

I am not impressed, however, with this orangeish CGI bloodspray. That’s the only thing that takes me out of the story.

2000s / denmark / film / independent / uk / valhalla rising / Film /

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This movie is brutal. Cried so hard.
Breaking The Waves (1996), dir. by Lars von Trier

This movie is brutal. Cried so hard.

Breaking The Waves (1996), dir. by Lars von Trier

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1990s / denmark / netherlands / sweden / scotland / udo kier /

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Say what you will about Lars Von Trier; he’s directed some amazing films.
Emily Watson is heartbreaking as Bess.

Breaking the Waves (1996), directed by Lars Von Trier

1990s / denmark / sweden / france / netherlands / norway / iceland / lars von trier / emily watson / independent /

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italiawasteland:

dodsdansen:

Dies Irae (Vredens Dag by Carl Th. Dreyer, 1943)


Always reblog DreyerDay of Wrath/Vredens Dag

italiawasteland:

dodsdansen:

Dies Irae (Vredens Dag by Carl Th. Dreyer, 1943)

Always reblog Dreyer
Day of Wrath/Vredens Dag

1940s / denmark /

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From The Celebration/Festen (1998)

There is something so cool about the way Dogme 95 films are made; the minimalism, the strict guidelines set in an effort to “save” the story, the anti-style that is so distinct that it is it’s own style. Festen is one of those movies that achieves its darkness and emotion through so little flair that you can’t help but become extremely involved in the characters and their inner struggles. Moments like in the clip above are super-nostalgic for me.
In terms of the story itself, Festen is about how a family processes grief, or doesn’t. The family gathers to celebrate the patriarch’s 60th birthday, and suddenly all that was swept under the rug suddenly comes out - including the recent suicide of his eldest daughter.

I think it’s time for a lesson in Dogme 95 :D

1990s / denmark / dogme 95 /

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Always gonna reblog Dreyer <3
So excited for the new Danish Film Institute website dedicated to Carl Theodore Dreyer! Click here for the Bioscope article, complete with tons of links and a list of Dreyer’s silents (some he wrote, some he directed, etc) that’ll be featured on the site. Just in case you were unsure, by the way, this is a pretty big deal. If only the American Film Institute would get on making a DW Griffith website, or FIAF with a Lumière Brothers website.
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Carl Th. Dreyer - The Spider’s Prey

Always gonna reblog Dreyer <3

So excited for the new Danish Film Institute website dedicated to Carl Theodore Dreyer! Click here for the Bioscope article, complete with tons of links and a list of Dreyer’s silents (some he wrote, some he directed, etc) that’ll be featured on the site.
Just in case you were unsure, by the way, this is a pretty big deal. If only the American Film Institute would get on making a DW Griffith website, or FIAF with a Lumière Brothers website.

theshipthatflew:garconniere:

Carl Th. Dreyer - The Spider’s Prey

1910s / denmark / favorite / film history /

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