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Thorvaldsen

Denmark, 1949 (MIFF 1953, Art and Ballet)

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Preben Frank

One of the most visually inventive films on art. By the combined movements of statue, camera, and background, a view of the entire work and then close-ups, the development of an idea from a drawing to a finished work, the film gives a curious kind of semi-existence to Thoryaldsen's somewhat frigid (by modern standards) sculptures.

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