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Still from the film The Passion of Joan of Arc Still from the film The Passion of Joan of Arc Still from the film The Passion of Joan of Arc

Kimmel Center Presents

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Organist Dorothy Papadakos

Saturday
Oct 09, 2021
2:00 PM
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Overview

Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era. Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques—expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, painfully intimate close-ups—to immerse viewers in her subjective experience. Anchoring Dreyer’s audacious formal experimentation is a legendary performance by Renée Falconetti, whose haunted face channels both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom.

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