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still from Gertrud (Carl Dreyer, DK 1964)

Gertrud

Gertrud

Carl Dreyer / DK, 1964 / 114 min.

Gertrud is married to a politician and has an affair with a young musician. Before the marriage, she had a relationship with a poet. She breaks with them all, choosing instead for independence. Years later, uncompromising Gertrud looks back on her life, in this underrated work by film innovator Dreyer.

poster Gertrud (Carl Dreyer, DK 1964)
Dreyer’s last film, an adaptation of Hjalmar Soderberg’s 1919 play, sketches two days in the life of Gertrud Kanning. To escape from a passionless marriage, she goes in search of absolute love. But an exciting affair with a younger man and the return of an old flame fail to offer her the answer she’s looking for.

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Details

Director

Carl Dreyer

Production year

1964

Country

DK

Original title

Gertrud

Length

114 min.

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Restored & Unseen

At last, a chance to see that Italian classic that’s been on the list for so long? Or relish that wonderful restoration of Blue Movie, the Netherlands’ most talked-about nude film of the seventies, when the Bijlmer district was still a sexual paradise? Restored & Unseen is a biweekly programme featuring classics and recent restorations, with introductions by experts.

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still from Gertrud (Carl Dreyer, DK 1964)
still from Gertrud (Carl Dreyer, DK 1964)

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