The Trial of Joan of Arc

Procès de Jeanne d'Arc

64 mins
8 / 10 (1162)


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.

MUBI's take

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.