It’s easy to believe that gay cinema started with a few underground efforts in the 1950s, before starting to flourish in the 1960s. However, almost since the dawn of moving film there have landmark gay film, and one of the key ones of the silent era is Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1924 movie Michael.
A new 2K restoration of Carl Th. Dreyer’s MICHAEL, the compelling piece of silent cinema from one of the all-time great directors, will be released as a WORLD EXCLUSIVE on Blu-ray from 12 February 2018, and is available to order here http://amzn.to/2neYUCl
Based on Herman Bang’s 1902 novel of the same name, Dreyer’s film is a fascinating fin-de-siècle study of a “decadent” elderly artist (Benjamin Christensen) driven to despair by his relationship with his young protégé and former model, Michael (Walter Slezak). With suffocatingly sumptuous production design by renowned architect Hugo Häring (his only film work), this Kammerspiel, or “intimate theatre”, foreshadows Dreyer’s magnificent final film Gertrud, by forty years with its “Now I may die content, for I have seen great love” epigraph.
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