Our monthly movie night in Brooklyn: Ordet, directed and produced by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1955)
A Danish farmer’s family is torn apart by faith, love and tragedy - one child believes he’s Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic, while the third falls in love with a fundamentalist’s daughter.
Recognized as a masterpiece of cinema, “Ordet” (The Word) is a challenge to faith and reason, both put in crisis by the reality of death and tragedy. Layering multiple stories of faith and rebellion, Dreyer’s adaptation of Kaj Munk’s play quietly builds towards a shattering, miraculous climax.
A discussion will follow the screening.