Criterion Collection: Passion Of Joan Of Arc

Criterion Collection: Passion Of Joan Of Arc

Renée Maria Falconetti
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer Cast: Renée Maria Falconetti
Renée Maria Falconetti
, Eugène Silvain
Eugène Silvain
, Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud
Carl Theodor Dreyer

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Overview

The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) is widely regarded as Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's finest achievement and one of the greatest films of all time. Dreyer recreates the trial and execution of St. Joan with near-documentary authenticity, as if one were present at the actual 15th century event and both defendant and accusers were the genuine article. The director's use of huge, probing close-ups -- detailing every pockmark and even the saliva at the sides of the mouths -- adds a shocking immediacy that makes it hard to believe that this film dates from 1928. As Joan, Maria Falconetti (in her only film) transcends mere praise. The Passion of Joan of Arc is a silent film, but the original transcripts of Joan's trial are brilliantly conveyed by the pantomime of the actors. The film's title is supremely double-edged -- Joan's "passion" is shown to be as erotic as it is spiritual.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2018
UPC: 0715515212519
Original Release: 1928
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 15,134

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration of the film by Gaumont, presented at 24 frames per second; Alternate presentation of the film at 20 frames per second with original Danish intertitles; Three scores: Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light; One by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory and Portishead's Adrian Utley; And one by composer and pianist Mie Yanashita; Audio commentary from 1999 by film scholar Casper Tybjerg; New interview with Einhorn; New conversation between Gregory and Utley; New video essay by Tybjerg exploring the debate over the film's frame rate; Interview from 1995 with actor Renée Falconetti's daughter and biographer, Hélène Falconetti; Version history; Production design archive; Trailer; New English subtitle translations

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Collection) - 24 FPS
1. Credits [1:49]
2. The Chapel [6:23]
3. Interrogation [12:01]
4. The Prison [3:08]
5. Daughter Of God [8:42]
6. Joan's Crown [2:22]
7. Torture [6:29]
8. Deathbed [4:17]
9. Body Of Christ [4:52]
10. Church Yard [8:20]
11. Recantation [6:16]
12. The Stake [5:54]
13. Acceptance [3:16]
14. The Flames [3:20]
15. Uprising [2:53]
16. Epilogue [1:17]
1. Reel 1: Introduction [1:49]
2. Transcript To Novel To Screenplay To Film [6:23]
3. Joseph Delteil/Excluded Issues [12:01]
4. Reel 2: Joan And Her Judges [3:08]
5. Close-ups [8:42]
6. Objections To The Close-ups [2:22]
7. Reel 3: Dreyer's Response [6:29]
8. Truthfulness Without Makeup [4:17]
9. "A Certifiable Lunatic" [4:52]
10. Reel 4: Reels As Acts/ La Merveilleuse Vie De Jeanne d'Arc [8:20]
11. Narrative Structure/Dreyer And Falconetti [6:16]
12. Reel 5; Dreyer's Uncomproming Methods [5:54]
13. The First Screening [3:16]
14. The Film's Reception [3:20]
15. "Other Pictures Appear But Trivial In Comparison" [2:53]
16. [No Commentary] [1:17]
1. "Exclamavit/Prelude" [1:49]
2. "Victory At Orléans (Letter From Joan of Arc)" [6:23]
3. "Interrogation" [12:01]
4. "The Jailers" [3:08]
5. "Pater Noster" [8:42]
6. "The Jainlers Return" [2:22]
7. "Tortue" [6:29]
8. "Illness (Letter From Joan of Arc)" [4:17]
9. "Sacrament" [4:52]
10. "Abjuration" [8:20]
11. "Relapse" [6:16]
12. "Anima" [5:54]
13. "The Final Walk" [3:16]
14. "The Burning" [3:20]
15. "The Fire Of The Dove" [2:53]
16. "Epilogue (Letter From Joan of Arc)" [1:17]
Disc #2 -- The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Collection) - 20 FPS
1. Credits
2. The Chapel
3. Interrogation
4. The Prison
5. Daughter Of God
6. Joan's Crown
7. Torture
8. Deathbed
9. Body Of Christ
10. Church Yard
11. Recantation
12. The Stake
13. Acceptance
14. The Flames
15. Uprising
16. Epilogue

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