Widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent game changer The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) received a welcome Masters of Cinema Dual Format rerelease this week, bundled with two very distinct versions of the film. To celebrate the eagerly awaited rerelease of Dreyer’s restored classic drama, we’ve kindly been provided with THREE Dual Format copies of the film to give away to our lucky readers, courtesy of our friends at the Eureka Video. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
One of the most emotional film experiences of any era, Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is a miracle of the cinema, an enigmatic and profoundly moving work that merges the worlds of the viewer and of saintly Joan herself into one shared experience of hushed delirium. Dreyer’s film charts the final days of Joan of Arc as she undergoes the debasement that accompanies her trial for charges of heresy – through her imprisonment and execution at the stake.
The portrayal of Joan by Renée Maria Falconetti is frequently heralded as the all-time finest performance in the history of film, and Dreyer’s unusual and virtuosic method, in seeming to render the very soul of his actress, vaulted the director decisively into the ranks of the art form’s supreme geniuses. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Passion of Joan of Arc in its worldwide Blu-ray première, in an exclusive new restoration, presented in both 20fps and 24fps playback speeds, and featuring Dreyer’s own original Danish-language intertitles
Revered French heroine Joan of Arc was given which honorary title by her adoring public?
a) Maid in Chelsea
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Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is available to own on Dual Format now, courtesy of Eureka Video.
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