The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) is widely regarded as Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement and one of the greatest films of all time. Dreyer recreates the trial and execution of St. Joan with near-documentary authenticity, as if one were present at the actual 15th century event and both defendant and ...
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) is widely regarded as Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement and one of the greatest films of all time. Dreyer recreates the trial and execution of St. Joan with near-documentary authenticity, as if one were present at the actual 15th century event and both defendant and accusers were the genuine article. The director's use of huge, probing close-ups -- detailing every pockmark and even the saliva at the sides of the mouths -- adds a shocking immediacy which makes it hard to believe that this film is nearly 70 years old. As Joan, Renée Maria Falconetti (in her only film) transcends mere praise. The Passion of Joan of Arc is a silent film, but the original transcripts of Joan's trial are brilliantly conveyed by the pantomime of the actors. The film's title is supremely double-edged -- Joan's "passion" is shown to be as erotic as it is spiritual. Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz, Antonin Artaud. New. 1928 Run time: 82. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed! Delivery Confirmation included for all orders in the US.
Renée Maria Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, Antonin Artaud, Maurice Schutz, Ravet, André Berley. Run time: 114 mins. Originally released: 1928. Language: English. "THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC"--114 Minutes-VHS--BRAND NEW-FACTORY SEALED by VIDEO YESTERDAY-VIDEO IMAGES-(1928 FRANCE) Directed by CARL-THEODORE DREYER. The story of the martyr for those with deep faith. "SILENT" film with original organ score by ROSA RIO. Brand new VHS sealed. ABOVE BOX IMAGE NOT AS FURNISHED. The story of the trial & execution of the famous martyr. One of those films every serious student of the cinema must see and own. Truly a masterpiece, and of the most unusual films ever made (shot almost entirely in close-up)and with the slow methodical pace of a grandfather clock ticking in a silent & stiflingly hot room. Falconetti gives a devastating performance, and one wonders why she never did another film. English titles. Silent Film with music score. Correct projection speed. TRUE GEM OF A FILM. A MUST FOR HISTORICAL FILM COLLECTORS!