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
Cristian Mungiu, 2007, Romania
Christophe Honoré, 2007, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, Italy
Nikita Mikhalkov, 1994, France
Jean Renoir, 1937, France
Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953, Japan
Todd Haynes, 2007, United States
Jacques Demy, 1964, France