The President 1919



Carl Theodor Dreyer began his career with this story of betrayal, guilt and redemption, which weaves its way through multiple generations. Halvard Hoff plays a Danish town’s “president,” a sort of high judge who must confront the mistakes of his and his family’s past. The currents of feeling are felt strongest during a torch procession scene, which uses color-tinting to great effect.


Author: Old Boy

Love the past and the future but live in the present