"Joan the Maid: The Prisons"
Directed by Jacques Rivette
In the second part of
his film diptych, Jacques Rivette concentrates on Joan of Arc's
imprisonment, interrogation and eventual burning at the stake. Rivette
emphasizes Joan's marytrdom in a poignant interpretation of her famous
line, "I know what I must do but at times I don't know how."
Sandrine Bonnaire plays Joan while Rivette himself appears in a cameo as
the priest who blesses her just before she leaves home. French with
English subtitles. 126 minutes.