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CARL TH. DREYER: THE PRESIDENT
This DVD edition is a restoration of Carl Th. Dreyer’s first feature film as director. Already in his debut we are witnesses to the thematic mainstay of most of his later films: the mother left to her own destiny with her illegitimate child. In this film the man is haunted by guilt, for which he is not allowed to repent.
The source of this restoration, supervised by film historian Marguerite Engberg in 1999, is the original nitrate negative. Most silent films were assembled in positive form, since the negative was processed according to the tinting designed for the scenes (amber for daylight, blue for night and red for fire.) The scan has been performed from a new tinted 35 mm print produced from the restored duplicate negative in continuity order.
THE PRESIDENT had its world premiere in Sweden in February 1919. It premiered in Denmark at the Panoptikon Theatre in Copenhagen on February 9, 1920.
Included as a bonus feature is a fragment of the 1915 film PENGE / MONEY, based on Zola’s L'Argent and scripted by Dreyer.
Total Running Time: 1:30:00.
Musical Score and Accompaniment: Ronen Thalmay.
With Danish and English Intertitles.
This DVD is PAL Format.
Institutional Sale Price: $ 200.00 plus shipping & handling.
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