Passion of Joan of Arc Movie Review 1928

Information and Film Reviews for Passion of Joan of Arc the Movie

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Dreyer's version of the life of France's Joan of Arc ignores all the battlefield dramatics and confines itself to showing Joan in her cell and at her trial, with only one exterior shot--that of Joan (stage actress Falconetti in her only film role) on her way to the stake. The script is drawn from the Latin text of the heresy trial itself and Dreyer uses numerous close-ups (the actors wore no makeup) to show the bewilderment, fear, and anger of the participants. Dreyer refused to have his film shown with musical accompaniment but the tape includes Richard Einhron's oratoria, "Voices of Light."

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Biopics: Religious, Order in the Court, Religion, Medieval Romps, France, Silent Films, Historical Drama, Saints, True Stories
Screenplay
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Joseph Delteil
Cast
Renee (Marie) Falconetti, Eugena Sylvaw, Maurice Schutz, Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon
Cinematography
Rudolph Mate
Director
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Other
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Producer
Societe Generale de Films

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