Passion of Joan of Arc, The

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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 techniquesexpressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, painfully intimate close-upsto immerse viewers in her subjective experience. Anchoring Dreyers audacious formal experimentation is a legendary performance by Rene Falconetti, whose haunted face channels both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom.

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Format DVD
Release Date Mar. 20, 2018
Genre Drama, Silent
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Picked By Judith C.
Actors Rene Falconetti, EugneSilvain , Andr Berley, Maurice Schutz, Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, JeandYd , LouisRavet
Director Carl Th. Dreyer
Language French, Danish
Sub Titles English
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