The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
- 80 min
- Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
- Written by: Joseph Delteil, Carl Theodor Dreyer
- Cast: Renée Jeanne Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz
- Language: Silent film, French intertitles
- Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
An acclaimed masterpiece, a landmark in cinematic history and one of the most intense films ever made. Dealing only with the last days of her trial and her subsequent execution, the passion and intensity is communicated almost exclusively through close-ups of crosses, bars, robes and faces.
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With its dazzling camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that film could be art. Accused of heresy and witchcraft, Joan endures the taunting and deceit of the English-backed church court. It is only through her faith that she can rise above her tormentors. Dreyer’s masterpiece is a visual hymn to the triumph of the soul over life. Accompanied by a haunting live score, featuring soprano, church organ and electronics by composer Irene Buckley, this is an awe-inspiring evening of music and film. This special event will take place in one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings, the stunning Glasgow Cathedral.
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