Hyde Park Picture House

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La Passion de Jeanne | The International Medieval Film Festival

Time
On 7th July - 6.00 PM
Other showings
From 7th July - 7th July
Starring:
Mlle Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Andre Berley
Director
Dir. Carl Th. Dreyer
Duration
88mins
Country
FR
Year
1928
Synopsis:

A silent masterpiece and the film that ensured Dreyer’s immortality, THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC has been called one of the ten most beautiful films of all time.

This enigmatic and profoundly moving work merges the worlds of the viewer and of the saintly Joan herself into a shared experience of hushed delirium. It charts Joan’s final days as she undergoes the debasement that accompanies her trial for heresy, her imprisonment and her execution at the stake.

Maria Falconetti’s portrayal (the Corsican actress’s only screen role) is frequently heralded as one of the finest performances in the history of film.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion. Participants include Helen Castor (University of Cambridge), Kelly DeVries (Loyola University, Maryland), and Trevor Russell Smith (University of Leeds).

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Screening as part of The International Medieval Film Festival, in partnership with Leeds University Union's Medieval Society and The International Medieval Congress. 

Other festival screenings include:

Secret of Kells - Sat 4th July, 12noon

Ran - Sun 5th July, 12noon

Alexander Nevsky - Mon 6th July, 8.45 pm

 

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The Passion of Jeanne d'Arc