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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Renee Falconetti
Eugene Silvain
Antonin Artaud
Maurice Schutz
Directors
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Screenwriters
Running Time
100 minutes

The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
1928 humblingly powerful silent movie from Carl Theodor Dreyer.


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Plot
Captured by the Burgundian allies of her English enemies, Joan of Arc is tried for heresy and witchcraft by Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Fearing for her life, she withdraws claims to have seen visions of St Michael, only to disavow her recantation and is burned at the stake on 30 May 1431.


Verdict
Never again would, silent film director, Dreyers vision be so humblingly powerful or so purely cinematic. One of the most inspired and inspiring films ever made.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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