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2153PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, THE (silent)PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, THE (SILENT)1928b & w109 min (Directed by Carl Dryer, photography by Rudolph Mate and Kotula; with Maria Falconetti, Eugene Sylvain, Antonin Artaud) By compressing the events of Joan's last five months into one day and by concentrating almost entirely on close-ups, Dreyer produced one of the great films of the Twenties. It is a study of the faith of an individual tested under the pressure of a government of corrupt and hypocritical officials, and a Church which refuses to believe. (NOTE: Film should be projected at silent speed, ie. 18 frames/second.) (withdrawn)