The Joan of Arc story has been told many times in film, but rarely as impressively as in Danish director Carl Theodor Dryer’s 1927 version.
Starring the iconic Renée Maria Falconetti in the title role Carl Theodor Dryer’s “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc”. Controversial upon its release, the film was censored by clergy and authorities, but lauded by the critics. The great Mordaunt Hall in The New York Times said: “It makes worthy pictures of the past look like tinsel shams. It fills one with such intense admiration that other pictures appear but trivial in comparison.”
A special screening at the Cinémathèque of a newly restored version of the 1927 film is accompanied by live music created especially by Fränz Hazsemer, alongside recorded music featuring the voice of Shiva Gholamianzade, polyphonic chant, percussion by Guy Frisch and accordion by Nataša Gehl. In addition, actress Murielle Texier providing a voice for Joan of Arc.
Cinémathèque, place du Théâtre, Luxembourg-Centre
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Action, Science-Fiction, US, 126 min
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Director(s): Alan Taylor