Ordet

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Ordet

  1. Monday, April 9, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Ordet

In Carl Theodor Dreyer’s only commercially and critically successful film, Ordet centers around the Morten Borgen family: Morten, a devout Lutheran, and his three sons, Mikkel (who is agnostic), Johannes (who believes he is Jesus  Christ), and Anders, who is in love with the local tailor’s daughter. Events transpire to force each member of the family to consider how they understand prayer, faith, and the potential for miracles. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1955 Venice Film Festival.

(16mm presentation,  Danish language with English subtitles)

The Mystery and the Mastery
This series is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, WEST - West European Studies, Germanic Studies, Islamic Studies, and IU Cinema.

The film will be introduced by Constance M. Furey, Associate Chair of IU's Department of Religious Studies, and Jan Wahl, author of the new book, Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker. There will be a Q&A and book signing following the film.
Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker