I did catch ORDET, which left me completely poleaxed; one of the strangest films I've ever seen.
Dreyer is well-known for the incredible-looking actors he recruited, particularly notable in JOAN OF ARC. The people in ORDET are nearly all compulsively look-at-able, and most astonishingly, the central old man, Mogen.
The story rolls along, very slowly, in predictable period domestic tragedy style, the beautifully photographed b&w atmosphere drawing you in until you feel quite involved, despite the quaint melodramatics of it all, then...
The final moments are so intense I thought I was gonna be physically sick, and not from a relapse of the digestive bug.
I still feel quite shaken and stirred. Whooo...
I own a (very high quality, criminally genuine leather,but from a charity shop...) mini-rucksack. Yes, I'm admitting to this. I'm going dogwalking wearing it soon.I don't care.