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.

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La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc

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.

Temple Bar Properties,
12 East Essex Street,
Temple Bar,
Dublin 2.

T: +353 1 6772255 | E: | W:

Published on 28/11/2005

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