Thorvaldsen

Thorvaldsen
(Carl Th. Dreyer, DK, 1949)

A portrait of some of the most famous works by the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Dreyer uses close-ups of Thorvaldsen's reliefs and sculptures and lingers on the essential details of human anatomy.


Production company Preben Frank Film og Dansk Film Co. for Dansk Kulturfilm
Distributor Statens Filmcentral
Release date and place 26.1.1949 / Palladium (presentation)
20.4.1949 / Scala (shown as a short in connection with the screening of "Safari på liv og død" / "The Macomber Affair")

Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director 
Preben Frank Director

Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer Screenwriter

Produced by

Ib Koch-Olsen  Production Manager 

Cinematography by

Preben Frank  Director of Photography

Editing by

Preben Frank  Editor

Music by

Svend Erik Tarp Composer 
Erik Tuxen Conductor

Others

Sigurd Schultz  Expert - Art Historian

Cast

Ib Koch-Olsen Speaker - Danish version
Therése Camos Speaker - French version
Karl Striebeck Speaker - German version
Dudley Platt Speaker - English version

Director 
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release 
1948

Country 
Denmark

Category 
Documentary

Running time 
11 min.

Technical data 
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w - sound