Michael (Mikael) (1924)
Legendary Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer presents this landmark silent film exploration of homosexuality. As aging artist Claude pursues his protege Michael, the pair works on creating a portrait of aristocratic femme fatale Princess Zamikoff. But when the unscrupulous royal becomes smitten with Michael, it sets in motion a chain of devastating events. Walter Slezak, Nora Gregor, Benjamin Christensen star. AKA: "Chained: The Story Of The Third Sex," "Heart's Desire." 86 min. Standard; audio commentary; filmography. Silent with music score.