Cover image for The passion of Joan of Arc La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc
Title:
The passion of Joan of Arc La Passion de Jeanne D'Arc
Author:
Dreyer, Carl Theodor, 1889-1968.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [1999]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 Voices of light libretto (25 pages ; 16 cm.).
Summary:
Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution.
General Note:
DVD version presented by Janus Films. Restored version produced by Gaumont and presented by Cinémathèque Française (1985). Original film presented by la Société générale de films.

Optional soundtrack features Richard Einhorn's oratorio "Voices of light" inspired by the silent motion picture and performed by Anonymous 4, Susan Narucki, the Netherlands Radio Choir and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.

DVD version of a 1928 silent French motion picture, with supplementary footage on the background and making of the film, and the Voices of light soundtrack.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
French
Contents:
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (82 min.) -- Richard Einhorn's Voices of light : a choral and orchestral work / performed by vocal group Anonymous 4, soloist Susan Narucki, and the Radio Netherlands Philharmonic and Choir -- Audio essay / Casper Tybjerg, a Dreyer scholar from the University of Copenhagen -- A history of Passion's many versions, with clips -- Audio interview excerpts with the star's daughter, Hélène Falconetti -- An essay by Richard Einhorn on Joan of Arc and Voices of light, plus a video essay on the music's production -- Restoration.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780780022348
Format :
DVD

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Summary

The final days of Joan of Arc are told here in agonizing, minimalist starkness. This DVD edition includes the following supplements: Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light: a choral and orchestral work performance by vocal group Anonymous 4, soloist Susan Narucki and the Radio Netherlands Philharmonic and Choir; audio essay by Casper Tybjerg, a Dreyer scholar from the University of Copenhagen; a history of the Passion's many film versions with clips; audio interview excerpts with the star's daughter, Helene Falconetti; extensive production design archive; an essay by Richard Einhorn on Joan of Arc and Voices of Light, plus a video essay on the music's production; Voices of Light libretto booklet, including the medieval texts used in Einhorn's composition.


Summary

From the novel by Joseph Delteil and the original transcripts of the trial. Considered one of the great films of all time.