The Passion of Joan of Arc (La passion de Jeanne dArc) is widely regarded as Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyers finest achievement and one of the greatest films of all time. Dreyer recreates the trial and execution of St. Joan with near-documentary authenticity, as if one were present at the actual 15th century event and both defendant and accusers were the genuine article. The directors use of huge, probing closeups–detailing every pockmark and even the saliva at the sides of the mouths–adds a shocking immediacy which makes it hard to believe that this film is nearly seventy years old. As Joan, Maria Falconetti (in her only film) transcends mere praise. Passion of Joan of Arc is a silent film, but the original transcripts of Joans trial are brilliantly conveyed by the pantomime of the actors. The films title is supremely double-edged: Joans passion is shown to be as erotic as it is spiritual.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Reparto: Maria Falconetti,Eugene Silvain,André Berley
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Género: Drama
Nombre Original: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Año: 1928
Estreno: 1928-01-01
Duración: 114
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