The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
A Film by Robert Bresson
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | PAL 16:9 | Cover | 01:01:21 | 7,89 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Genre: Drama, Art-house | Artificial Eye #296 DVD
French cinema master Robert Bresson brings his trademark cinematic minimalism to this powerful re-telling of the story of Joan of Arc. Adapted from historical records of the trial and featuring a remarkable cast of non-professional actors, led by Florence Carrez in the title role, the film relays Joan's relentless interrogation and persecution by her captors in a direct, almost documentary-like manner. Bresson transforms Joan's oppression and human suffering into an unforgettabe testament to her purity and spiritual liberation. The final images of the charred remains of the stake are among the most horrifying and moving in all cinema.