In the early 15th century, as France and England contest the French throne, young Joan (Lise Leplat Prudhomme) leads the army of the King of France, believing God has chosen her. When captured, the Church puts her on trial for heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, Joan stays true to her mission. Based on the play Jeannne d’Arc (1897) by Charles Péguy, and inspired by the ‘Gothic verticality’ of Amiens cathedral, and the music of singer-songwriter Christophe, this is no historical retelling but an unconventional take on the vision of the interior world of Joan.
Director’s Note: Dumont’s sparse and thrilling film evokes the mystery of Joan of Arc’s power, the confusion in her heart, and her vocation from the heavens.
Winner Special Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes International Film Festival; Busan International Film Festival 2019
Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.
Please note that due to the Club status of this film, only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.