"The Passion of Joan of
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
Inspired by the martyr's canonization in 1920,
Carl Theodor Dreyer worked directly with the French Ministry of Culture to create one of
the boldest and most powerful displays of cinematic art: the use of close ups, the
stark cinematography, the frenetic editing and the powerful acting are nothing short of
legendary. "One of the greatest of all movies." - Pauline Kael.
"Masterfully directed, with groundbreaking use of close-ups." - Leonard
Maltin's Movie & Video Guide. "To see Falconetti is to look into eyes
that will never leave you." - Roger Ebert. This
digitally remastered version of Carl Theodor Dreyer's masterpiece includes Richard
Einhorn's Voices of Light - an original orchestral work inspired by the film and
performed by renowned choral ensemble Anonymous 4, the Nederlands Radio Choir, and the
Nederlands Radio Philharmonic. This version also includes a demonstration
of the film's restoration. With Renée Falconetti, Antonin Artaud, Eugène Silvain,
Maurice Schutz and André Berley. B&W, Silent with French
Intertitles and English subtitles. 82 minutes. Aspect Ratio 1.33:1.
Read the remarkable story of
the original version of The Passion of Joan of Arc, lost for more than 30 years.