For the second instalment of his medieval period piece based on Charles Péguy’s play, Bruno Dumont casts the mythical female figure in a more sombre, slightly anachronistic light, raised by a brilliant performance from the young Lise Leplat Prudhomme.
It’s 1429. As she prepares to lead the battle of Paris, Joan of Arc has no inkling that she will mark history, be imprisoned by the Burgundians, stand trial in Rouen, be accused of witchcraft and burnt at the stake. After Jeanette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc, Bruno Dumont continues his adaptation of Charles Péguy’s play with a second instalment that’s more stripped-down, contemplative and visceral, where the unshakable conviction of the heroine (astonishingly played by the young...
| 138 minutes | 2019
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