Carl Theodor Dreyer’s – The Parsons Widow
ISofren, a young theologian who is eager to get a parish and marry his fiancé Mari. He is granted a parsonage but is horrified to find out as part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him, Dame Margarete – a practical way to ensure the widow is cared for. Sofren and Mari on the surface bravely accept this situation which could only been viewed as a nightmare to the couple. However, they quietly plot and plan a way to get rid of Dame Margarete, thinking ‘how hard is it to get rid of a stupid old woman’? They soon find out that they have greatly underestimated Dame Margarete and that it would serve them all well if they see her side of things and treat her as a person and not just an annoying problem. Silent Film with live accompaniment by Marta Waterman.