Carl Theodor Dreyer
1889 – 1968 Denmark
Dreyer began his career working as a journalist and scriptwriter. His first script was Bryggerens Datter (Rasmus Ottesen, 1912), produced by Skandinavisk-Russisk Handelshus. From 1913 to 1918, he worked writing scripts for Nordisk Film, where he directed his first film, Præsidenten (1919). In the 1920s, Dreyer worked mostly in France. There he directed his best-known film, the classic The Passion of Joan of Arc (France, 1928). Dreyer spent his last years researching, and he even learnt Hebrew to prepare Jesus of Nazareth, a film that he would never made.
Carl Theodor Dreyer. Érase una vez, 1922.