Jeanne

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Jeanne

Joan Of Arc

Bruno Dumont
F, 2019
Features, 138min, OmeU

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Jeanne

Bruno Dumont
F, 2019
Features, 138min, OmeU

Thu
31
Oct
20:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
Wed
06
Nov
18:30
Urania
Cast: 
Lise Leplat-Prudhomme
Jeanne
Fabien Fenet
Jean-Francois Causeret
Daniel Dienne
Yves Habert
Robert Hanicotte
Fabrice Luchini
Screenplay: 
Bruno Dumont
Sound: 
Philippe Lecoeur
Camera: 
David Chambille
Editor: 
Bruno Dumont
Basile Belkhiri
Composer: 
Christophe

Production: 
3B Productions
Pictanovo
World Sales: 
Luxbox
Format: 
DCP
Color

No longer a musical like JEANNETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC, JEANNE is a combination of different genres that tells the story of the heroine’s teenage years, an adolescence interrupted by the accusations of heresy that paved the way to the stake. France’s most idiosyncratic filmmaker includes some popular songs to accompany the plot, invents a musical choreography in which horses and riders seem like incarnations of Baryshnikov, and stages the whole trial inside a cathedral (an indirect lesson on how to film architecture), including various outstanding and strangely comic moments.
The story itself is well known. It’s 1492, the devastating Hundred Years’ War is in full swing, and the days of this feminine symbol of battle are numbered. Yet this film will go down in history for its closing shot. How could it be that neither Dreyer, nor Bresson realized that the young warrior’s burning flesh should be shot from a distance and never from the joyful point of view of the executioner and the perverse purifiers of souls? This is a shot touched by grace. (Roger Koza)

Bruno Dumont: PARIS (1993, K), P’TIT QUINQUIN (1993, K), MARIE ET FREDDY (1994, K), LA VIE DE JÉSUS (1997), L’HUMANITÉ (1999), TWENTYNINE PALMS (2003), FLANDRES (2006), HADEWIJCH (2009), HORS SATAN (2011), CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 (2012), P’TIT QUINQUIN (2014, TV-Miniserie), MA LOUTE (2016), JEANNETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC (2017), COINCOIN ET LES Z’INHUMAINS (2018)