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The Trial of Joan of Arc 12 rating

The legendary story of Joan of Arc is powerfully retold in Robert Bresson’s minimalist masterpiece.

Historical drama 1962 64 mins

Director: Robert Bresson

Overview

The legendary story of Joan of Arc’s trial and conviction is powerfully retold in Robert Bresson’s minimalist masterpiece. Working from the official transcript of the 15th century trial, Bresson shoots Joan’s ordeal with a serene simplicity that reveals her vulnerability and her resilient faith. A transcendent and moving evocation of human suffering and spiritual liberation, The Trial of Joan of Arc remains a powerful exploration of religious virtue with one of cinema’s most haunting and poignant finales.