The Passion Of Joan Of Arc

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc

Synopsis

“The close-up of the tear-stained face of Marie Falconetti in Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most famous images in all of cinema. Based on authentic records of the eighteen-month-long trial of the fifteenth-century warrior-saint in Orléans, the film brings a rigorous formal style, exquisite cinematography, and striking architectural sets to bear on the moral questions that surround Joan, her judges, and her ultimate fate. Falconetti had never appeared in films before and would never act again, but her performance here is ranked among the greatest creations of cinema.” – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Year: 1928
Country: France
Language: Silent
Duration: 97 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: PG
Alternate Title: La Passion De Jeanne d'Arc