The Passion of Jeanne d'Arc
The Passion of Jeanne d'Arc is directed by one of Denmark's most eminent film maker Carl Theodor Dreyer. The film is characterized by the contemporary international style and the production conditions that emerged during the 1920s; The film team is composed of a variety of nationalities and the style carries traces of German expressionism and French impressionism as well as the Soviet, avant-garde style. The film portrays the trial against Jeanne d'Arrc, who with unshaken stubbornness, throughout the trial until her body is in flames at the fire, claims that she is the emissary of God. Through a distinctive close-up aesthetics that is built around analytical images, uncentrated frameworks and angular camera angles, Jeanne's inner sense of life and subjective experiences are captured in an intimate, intense emotional and dazzling beautiful silent movie drama about a woman's martyrdom. In Bonniers stora film & videoguide, it’s written that "the directing is masterful and the use of close-ups pioneering; Falconetti is brilliant in the lead role."