Joan of Arc
Bruno Dumont's second film about the historical heroine, following Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc.
Adapted once again from the early 20th century theatrical works of writer and poet Charles Peguy, this second instalment follows the legend through her different battles against the English in 1429 on to her capture, trial and eventual execution only two years later.
This is an incredible but true saga. The entire film is peppered with lip-synched musical numbers composed by French rocker Christophe. Dumont was given a special mention by the jUn certain regard ury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Dir: Bruno Dumont, France, 2019, 138 mins, Unrated.