Benjamin Christensen, the genius behind Häxan
THEME. Visual tricks, great visions and an incredible ability for self-staging. Here's the story about the first real auteur in Danish cinema.
The fascination of silent film
THEME. Five prominent fans of silent films share enthusiastic recommendations.
Crime and Punishment – Silent crime stories from the vaults
THEME. In the Danish silent era, not unlike today, crime films were all the rage. Peter Schepelern guides you through.
On the ‘Danishness’ of Danish Films in Germany until 1918
15. jan 2020. PEER REVIEWED. In Wilhelminian society, Denmark and Danishness were mostly constructed as part of a ‘north’ and a northernness sharing a deeply-rooted kinship with Germany, but at the same time as a…
Benjamin Christensen’s Wonderful Adventure: Film History and Practitioner’s Agency
15. jan 2020. PEER REVIEWED. In 1923, Danish director Benjamin Christensen made a film in Germany, 'Seine Frau, die Unbekannte', a comedy about a blinded war veteran who regains his sight, but fails to recognize…