Ordet (1955) – Carl Theodor Dreyer

The next film from the What Else to Watch category of DK Canada’s The Movie Book following my screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc is another Dreyer film, and it is becoming more than evident to me that he was fascinated by the ideas of religion. Ordet follows the trials and tribulations of…

Hot Docs: Maidentrip – Jillian Schlesinger

Laura Dekker wants to sail around the world. Alone. She’s 14. (When I was 14 I had a ridiculously early curfew – RIDICULOUSLY(!) – and wasn’t allowed to do a lot of after school activities, and we were living on a 23 square mile island!) 519 Days, 27,000 nautical miles. Alone. No support crew, no follow…

Hot Docs: Expedition To The End of the World – Daniel Dencik

My first Hot Docs film of 2013 was a beautiful Danish/English piece about a group of artists and scientists who get to explore an area of north-eastern Greenland, a location usually inaccessible due to ice and glaciers, but with global warming, they have a window of time that will allow them to see sights rarely seen by man. I…