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  1. verba's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    все люди носят на лбу (то есть на своем уме) и на своих руках (на том, что они делают) печать дьявола и сатаны, и без этой печати они не могут шевелить ни руками, ни головой.

  2. Log Lady's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Oh man, I love religious horror (in cinema, not so much in books). Sometimes blinding white is more disturbing than pitch black.

  3. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

  4. Rafael Zen's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    This is brilliant. Such a strong visual and political message - putting desire in the center of flesh's possession: wanting not to want as the center of faith itself. This is the kind of film that chases you with images, flashes, quotes - it ends but it doesn't stop. It perpasses the fourth wall and becomes immediately a favorite. Claps, please.

  5. Antoine Tremblay's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    A masterpiece. But more of a 4.5. Really tries too much to be Dreyer. Not a major flaw since Dreyer is my favorite director. For the rest, incredible in every way.

  6. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

  7. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    **1/2. Special Jury Prize at Cannes's Film festival. Almost already forgotten.

  8. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    I love how movie rabbis are either happy-go-lucky, aloof types who dole out enigmatic and ultimately useless advice, or the embodiment of complete existential despair. Obviously far more entertaining than movie priests.

  9. La quinta luna's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

  10. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Más que una historia de terror, un drama oscuro. Es el relato de un cura que va camino a su degradación espiritual. Desde su ingreso a una cantina habitada por personajes de aire grotesco, la decadencia del protagonista se predice. El ingreso al acampado de monjas resulta un carnaval de delirio. La carga sexual curiosamente está extendida en toda la trama, muy a pesar no se materializa. Es como el espíritu; invisible

  11. Maurice De Noiroff's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

  12. F.Bieberkopf's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Post-moral tale on deconstruction of faith and the crisis of Christianity.

  13. Ostermyers's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

  14. film_lies101's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    I think I may prefer this over Ken Russell's 'The Devils' (which I loved by the way)

  15. Minu's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    The devil hides behind the purest souls.

  16. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    ★★★★★ cinematic theology.

  17. Martin Wilson's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Bleak depiction of the suffocating, dead weight of institutional religion. The creepy tavern, the convent stuck in a wasteland. The grotesque contortions of the human spirit. Claustrophobic and oppressive, this film puts Russell's high-kicking musical extravaganza approach to complete and utter shame. And it simply feels more psychologically true to the past.

  18. Coheed 2.5's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Despite of, or maybe because, of being agnostic, I have found that films like this produce an existential dread in me more powerful than many horror films because it has real issues in its core. File alongside Maurice Pialat's Under the Sun of Satan as an incredibly made masterpiece about the existential fear questions that exist in Christianity; now I only wished more of Kawalerowicz's work was available in the UK.

  19. Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Intriguing drama with splashes of disturbing psychological horror. Kawalerowicz took a similar approach to Dreyer and his Joan of Arc, doing many close ups and trying to dive into existential issues as faith, corruption of the soul, and free will.

  20. Gonzalo Caride's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Unbelievable Master Piece. This is a really disturbing movie that deals with a very complex subject matter. Directed and performed brilliantly, Lucyna Winnicka delivers an unbelievable character, and Kawalerowicz works with a really aggresive, new and exceptional work with the camera and framing. Wieslawa Otocka, as editor, makes it flow to an ending that left me speechless by its complex and brilliant execution.

  21. Thomas Frovin's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

  22. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Mother Joan of the Angels

    Masterfully crafted medieval drama - loosely based on Aldous Huxley's 'The Devils of Loudun' - tells an engrossing, thought-provoking story through powerful imagery. Superb performances and novel camerawork and cinematography make this a near-masterpiece. Its major flaw is its slow pacing - with some static shots that linger endlessly beyond having served their purpose. Despite its flaws, it is an unforgettable film.