#417: Day of Wrath

vpbgto1iuzwxjom4rafmv5kpkgl#417 – Day of Wrath, (Vredens dag), 1943, Carl Theodor Dreyer

In a Danish village in the early 1600s, a young woman named Anne, whose mother was thought to be a witch, develops sympathy toward an old woman, Marte, who is accused of witchcraft. The intervention of Anne’s older but kindly husband, Pastor Absalon saved her mother – but now, urged on by his overbearing mother, he refuses to help Marte. When Absalon’s son returns home and is attracted to Anne, it’s a matter of time before her family destiny catches up with her.

#531: Vampyr

m7bkgew06cgw5512wukfghlswgl#531 – Vampyr, (Vampyr – Der Traum des Allan Grey), 1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer

Traveler Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and takes lodgings in a small inn. Gray has a great interest in the supernatural, particularly vampires. He’s barely settled in when he feels a sinister force descending upon him. In the night an old man enters his room to tell him ‘she must not die’. One of the old man’s daughters, Leone, has been bitten by a vampire. In order to break the curse, Gray and Leone’s sister Gisele must find the original vampire and drive a stake through her heart.