The Passion of Joan of Arc in Temple Bar
"The Passion of Joan of Arc", Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 masterpiece, about the trial and death of France’s 15th century warrior-maiden offers a cinematic challenge to the dictum that life imitates art.
This is a film that has been denounced, censored, misrepresented, partially restored, destroyed and thought lost. That is until, in a surprise discovery, it was found in a Norwegian mental hospital in 1981.
Dreyer’s film can be seen as an ‘emotional documentary’ with a central performance unsurpassed in cinema history, although expressionist detail is evident in choice of subject, staging, camera movement, and composition.
This screening of the restored original cut will be accompanied by a live performance of a new soundtrack composed by 3epkano. The ensemble includes:
Matthew Nolan, Electric Guitar
Cameron Doyle, Electric Guitar
Richard McCullough, Keyboards/Organ
Leoba Petrie, Cello
Abbigail Smith, Viola
James Macken, Drums
Cormac Lacey, Bass Guitar
Free entrance with booking: tickets are available in Temple Bar Properties.
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