A musical that tells Joan of Arc’s story through her victorious battles against the English, court case and death, burnt at the stake.
Following his rock opera Jeannette, this second instalment in Bruno Dumont’s medieval diptych is a ravishing spectacle. With carnivalesque whimsy, Dumont stages military campaigns like Busby Berkeley numbers, while 10-year-old Lise Leplat Prudhomme steals the show as the doomed martyr facing trial.
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Ingmar Bergman, 1982, Sweden
Christophe Honoré, 2007, France
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, Italy
Roberto Rossellini, 1948, Italy
Werner Herzog, 1972, West Germany
Sean Penn, 2007, United States
Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953, Japan