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    It’s Dreyer season at London’s BFI Southbank. The great Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer may be one of the most influential cinema artists of all time, but he’s perhaps not as widely seen now as he once was, says critic Geoff Andrew in his introduction to the series on the BFI website: “His status in the cinematic pantheon hasn’t been helped by the difficulty in recent years of catching his films on the big screen, where they belong.” To help correct this, the Southbank series is offering a retrospective of his work (March 15–23), anchored by a weeklong run of his unforgettable tale of spirituality and resurrection Ordet. Other titles on offer include Vampyr, Day of Wrath, Gertrud, the rare chamber drama Two People, and a selection of shorts he made in the 1940s. One of them is and educational film about road safety called They Caught the Ferry, which may surprise viewers with its visceral suspense and astonishing kineticism. Check it out in its entirety below!

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