FROM 24 JUNE 2020
Bruno Dumont’s historical drama Joan of Arc
Bruno Dumont’s historical drama follows the young Joan as leader of the King of France’s army and her different battles with the English. It was screened as part of last years French Film Festival UK. Read Festival director Richard Mowe’s interview with the Bruno Dumont for Eye For Film.
Joan of Arc
Dir Bruno Dumont
Bruno Dumont’s second film about the historical heroine premiered in the Un Certain Regard sidebar in Cannes last year. 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 Un certain regard jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
“A film of genuine spiritual dimension.”
New York Times
Cast Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Annick Lavieville, Justine Herbez
Dir Bruno Dumont | 2019 | France | 138 mins
UK Distrib New Wave
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