20 Great Films from the 20s (20 movies items)
"Carl Theodore Dreyer's 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' is an emotionally taxing but utterly brilliant account of Joan of Arc's time as a captive of the British, which lead to her being burned at the stake. Dreyer uses actual dialogue from historical records and focuses closely on the faces of his protagonists. In particular, the camera favours Renee Falconetti as Joan, capturing every gut-wrenchingly convincing nuance of her facial expressions.
Falconetti's utterly naturalistic performance is righ"