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Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Silent) (1928)
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Starring: Antonin Artaud, Andre Berley, Jean d'Yd, Gilbert Dalleu, Renee Falconetti, Louis Ravet, Maurice Schutz, Eugene Silvain
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Category: Drama, Classic
Studio: Criterion
Subtitles:
English, French
Length:
82 mins

 
 

 

With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renee Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France. Long thought to have been lost to fire, the original version was miraculously found in perfect condition in 1981 - in a Norwegian mental institution. Criterion is proud to present this milestone of silent cinema in a new special edition featuring composer Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, an original opera/oratorio inspired by the film.

 
 
   
   

 
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