Adapted from historical records of the trial and featuring a remarkable cast of non-professional actors, led by Florence Carrez in the title role, the film relays Joan’s relentless interrogation and persecution by her captors in a direct, almost documentary-like manner.
This trial has always fascinated the best filmmakers: Dreyer, Rossellini, Preminger. Now, one of cinema’s greatest and most influential filmmakers, French director Robert Bresson, explores the challenges of faith and of the world in Joan’s final hours in this beautifully spare adaptation.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States