Featuring an original score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s immortal 1928 masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc comes to The Frida Cinema, with screenings at 5:15pm, 7pm, and 9pm on January 29 and 30.
Featuring Maria Falconetti in her iconic role, The Passion of Joan of Arc is an audacious formal experimental film which chronicles the trial of Joan of Arc in the days leading up to her execution, depicting her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques – including expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets, and painfully intimate close-ups which channel Falconetti’s haunted face to convey both the agony and the ecstasy of martyrdom – to immerse viewers in her subjective experience.
Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era, resurrected by Gaumont and Janus Films with a digital high-definition restoration and a powerful new score by two modern masters of experimental, expressionistic sound – Will Gregory of Goldfrapp, and Arian Utley of Portishead.
Monday, January 29 – 5:15pm, 7pm, 9pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 5:15pm, 7pm, 9pm