Carl Theodor Dreyer is one of world cinema’s most enduringly praised filmmakers. His visually arresting, intensely austere style has been a major influence on Lars von Trier and Carlos Reygadas, amongst others.
Characterised by long takes, boldly lit cinematography and a knack for distilling dramatic episodes into unforgettable, starkly-drawn compositions, the great Dane's career straddled the silent and sound eras, honing techniques of expressive filmmaking which have become standards of the artform.
Here's an invaluable guide to Dreyer's key films.
And you can find out more with our A-Z guide to Carl Theodor Dreyer.