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The Passion of Joan of Arc
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

“The finest performance ever recorded on film”-Pauline Kael

1 September 2020 23 September 2020

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French with English and Thai subtitles

Screening with a score created by Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and Adrian Utley (Portishead).

 

 

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.

 

About the film

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Country: France
Year: 1928
Duration: 81 mins

 

 

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