The Passion of Joan of Arc

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  • Drama, Expressionism, Foreign, Historical, Realism, Silent , produced in 1928 France
  • Actors: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Sylvain
  • Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
  • Rating: 8.1 out of 10
  • Plot Summary: Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's dramatization of the trial and martyrdom of Joan of Arc remains one of the most striking and original films ever made. Shot entirely in close-ups and utilizing techniques years ahead of his contemporaries, Dreyer's deft cinematography and direction captures the intense emotional and spiritual turmoil of the young martyr--immortalized by the French actress Maria Falconetti in her sole screen performance. The original version, thought lost forever, was discovered in the janitor's closet of a Norwegian mental institution in 1981.
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