Day of Wrath

Day of Wrath

dir. Carl Th. Dreyer, Denmark, 1943, 35mm, Danish with English subtitles, 97 min.

Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer’s Day of Wrath (Vredens dag) is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia. Anna, the young second wife of a well-respected but much older pastor, falls in love with her stepson when he returns to their small seventeenth-century village. Stepping outside the bounds of the village’s harsh moral code has disastrous results. Exquisitely photographed and passionately acted, Day of Wrath remains an intense, unforgettable experience.

$7.00 - $9.00


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Day of Wrath

Saturday, September 14 · 7:00 PM at International House Philadelphia