Gertrud Reviews

May 22, 2014
It's exquisite, unbearable, and unforgettable.
May 22, 2014
Dreyer's film depicts repressed carnal desires that merge with Gertrud's inevitably frustrated spiritual one: the longing for a love so total and consuming that it contains the seeds of its own destruction.
December 25, 2008
Nina Pens Rode has the right luminous quality for the romantic, uncompromising Gertrud, while the men are acceptable if sometimes overindulgent in their roles.
June 24, 2006
One of the most purely cinematic discourses of the 1960s.
May 9, 2005
In his best films there has always been an underlying human concern that sustained us through any longueurs of execution. Here, under the slow, posed pictures, there is nothing but the dated theme described above.
Top Critic
November 2, 2002
Gertrud... is more museum piece than masterpiece, for this muted and stately study of a woman's quest for perfect love already seems to have been gathering dust for decades.