Carl Theodor Dreyer

With three films in the top 50 of Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films poll, Dreyer is of his cinema history’s incontestable masters.

His films are renowned for their precision and purpose; deliberately paced, carefully composed and judiciously edited. And it’s a style that’s proved incredibly enduring, informing the tenor of much of contemporary art-house and ‘slow cinema’ from Carlos Reygadas to Lars von Trier. Discover the majestic works of one of the all-time greats.

Read more Close
Currently unavailable

Day of WrathDay of Wrath

Period drama194397 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Dark and powerful tale of love and betrayal, and a community gripped by an obsessive fear of witchcraft.

Currently unavailable

The Fight Against CancerThe Fight Against Cancer

Documentary194711 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film for the Cancer Society exhorts Danish citizens to listen to their doctors.

Rent for £3.50


Drama1964116 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s final masterpiece centres on a woman who rejects the compromise of her marriage and retreats into a serene isolation.

Currently unavailable

Good Mothers Good Mothers

Documentary194212 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s first short film honours the work of the Mother’s Aid Institution, a state-funded organisation offering services for new mothers.

Rent for £3.50

The Master of the HouseThe Master of the House

Drama1925107 minsSilentDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s richly detailed tragicomedy of domestic manners is by turns funny, intensely emotional and deeply affecting.

Subscribe to watch


Drama1955125 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s beautifully photographed tale explores the religious intolerance and familial tensions within a Danish farming family.

Currently unavailable

They Caught the FerryThey Caught the Ferry

Documentary194812 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

An unusual - but no less startling – entry in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s filmography, They Caught the Ferry is a fast-paced and effective road-safety film.

Currently unavailable

The Village ChurchThe Village Church

Documentary194714 minsDirector: Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer recounts the history of churches in Denmark, in this hypnotic and powerfully realised short.