Director: Asta Nielsen
Scripted and directed by herself. this documentary on the career of one o‘ the first famous stars of the screen contains excerpts from her films Cut into an interview with the lonely old actress of 86.
Here is a non-Shakespearian version of Hamlet, drawn from a Danish history recorded by Saxo Grammaticus in the 12th century, and containing characterization and incident not found in any other source. More »
"Dip the flags before her, dip the flags before her, for she is unique." - Bela Balazs, after seeing Nielsen play the death of Hamlet. ... "In 1920 Nielsen formed her own production company, Art Film… More »
Asta Nielsen's first film, in 1910. ... "She is all! She is the drunkard's vision and the lonely man's dream... ' She laughs like a girl completely happy, and her eyes know of things so tender and sh… More »
In 1968, Asta Nielsen made a short documentary of her career with Poul Reumert, who played Mr Rudolf in The Abyss. In the final scene she sits among the art treasures of her Copenhagen apartment and … More »