1928 - The Passion of Joan of Arc
Fresh off the epic scale of Metropolis last episode, we dive into the staunchly realistic and nuance driven world of French icon Joan of Arc with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc. Much of the discussion revolves around Maria Falcobetti's impeccable, heartbreaking turn as the titular Joan. As usual our responses to the film vary, but we all resoundingly agree that Falcobetti's performance is of the caliber few ever achieve. We also touch on Dryer's use of close ups, how much history is required for a film about a historical figure, and those weird bowl haircuts where the guy is bald on top.