The Passion of Joan of Arc

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Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era. Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques—expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, painfully intimate close-ups—to immerse viewers in her subjective experience. Anchoring Dreyer’s audacious formal experimentation is a legendary performance by Renée Falconetti, whose haunted face channels both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

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Hosted By Open Way Mindfulness Center

Film Info

Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, Denmark/France, 81 minutes

Genre: Drama/History
Cast Members: Renee Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon
Original Language: French
Subtitles: Subtitled
Format: Digital