Passion of Joan of Arc, The (Silent)

  • 1928 ----- b & w ----- 109 min ----- withdrawn -----
  • (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.)
  • Topics: (History: European, Motion Pictures: Features, Religions: Christian)