The passion of Joan of Arc La passion de Jeanne D'Arc

Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1889-1968, Renée Falconetti, 1892-1946

DVD - 2018

Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the days leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques, including expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, and painfully intimate close-ups, to immerse viewers in her subjective experience.

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Series
Criterion collection ; 62.
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Silent films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection [2018]
Edition
Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; full screen
Language
French
Dutch
English
Item Description
Full screen (1.33:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1928.
Special features: New high-definition digital restoration of the film by Gaumont, presented at 24 frames per second; Alternate presentation of the film at 20 frames per second with Danish intertitles; Three scores; audio commentary from 1999 by Casper Tybjerg; new interview with Einhorn; new conversation between Gregory and Utley; new video essay by Tybjerg exploring the debate over the film's frame rate; interview from 1995 with Renée Falconetti's daughter and biographer, Hèlène Falconetti; verion history; production design archive; new English subtitle translation; essay by Mark Le Fanu, 1929 director's statment by Carl Theodor Dreyer; full libretto for The Voices of Light.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (81 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD.
Audience
Rating: Not rated.
Production Credits
Photography, Rudolph Mate ; historical advisor, Pierre Champion.
ISBN
9781681434155
Other Authors
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1889-1968 (-), Renée Falconetti, 1892-1946 (actor)