Sounding Silents – 2023 & 2024

New music for silent films

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Pat and Patachon

The Danish Duo that Conquered Germany

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Lau Lauritzen Sr.

The short comedies

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Betty Nansen

A SELF-MADE WOMAN

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BENJAMIN CHRISTENSEN

The genius behind Häxan

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Silent crime films

Theme about crime stories in Danish silent

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Themes

SOUNDING SILENTS

How would Asta Nielsens gaucho dance or a Mars landing from 1918 sound today? A collaboration with two music conservatories deliver brand new sounds for Danish silent films.

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Pat and Patachon – The Danish Duo that Conquered Germany

The comedy duo Pat and Patachon were the undisputed favourites of Danish and German moviegoers in the 1920s – and well into the sound film era, too.

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Lau Lauritzen Sr. – The King of Comedy

If every Danish silent film stood in a line, his films would make up a tenth of them. This is the story of the most hardworking humourist in Danish cinema.

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Betty Nansen – a self-made woman

The great diva of Danish theatre, Betty Nansen, was the first Danish actress to be headhunted by the American film industry.

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BENJAMIN CHRISTENSEN, THE GENIUS BEHIND HÄXAN

Visual tricks, great visions and an incredible ability for self-staging. Here's the story about the first real auteur in Danish film

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Love without words

The wordless language of love – from big gestures to long movie kisses – in the early Danish films.

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Film Pioneers – A Startup Fairytale

Theme about the time when Nordisk Film was an anarchistic start-up and a playful exploratorium of cinematic art.

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'The Whole World's Valdemar'

Theme about world star Valdemar Psilander

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Cinema lost and sometimes found

80 percent of Danish silent films have been lost

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The fascination of silent film

Five prominent fans of silent films share enthusiastic recommendations

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MAKING IT MONUMENTAL

David Bordwell on 'The End of the World'

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THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE

Theme about white slavery in silent films.

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Silent crime films

Crime and punishment in early Danish film

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Asta Nielsen – #Bosslady

Theme about 'Die Asta'

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Pure magic or modern technology?

Theme about digitization

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Funny guys get into trouble

Theme about short comedies

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The Great War on the big screen

Danish silent film during World War I

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THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF EARLY DANISH FILM

Theme about film stars

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The Silent Art

When Denmark was Hollywood

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