Monsterpiece. Man these Christians love their suffering. It's always nice to see a bunch of old men trying to decide the fate of a teenage girl with mental issues. Suffering has never been more beautiful. Most of the film is shot in close-up so you can really pay attention to the suffering. They even take her to a torture chamber.
Time to enrage this whole website. This is a film that's engrossing while you are watching it but that has small moments that just feel out place and inconsistent. Am I the only one who face palms at the guy with the devilish horns for hair or when the judge stand on the cross shaped shadow. It's so cartoony. The music is also too operatic for a film that's trying to have a documentary aspect. Watch it Silent.
Her fear is palpable, as is her commitment. More transcendental this time around than ever before, as I watched it in complete silence. Every gesture cuts through as clear as a diamond. Its power is undeniable. A film of shifting energies, experienced through pre-subjective consciousness--i.e. intuition. This is pure cinema, if there was ever an example.
99/100 - Masterful
The way the people asked , might truly reflecting today people's minds. I already familiar with 'Joan of arc' since Besson's ( the one with Jovovich)though i'm not a Christian but i never can stop adoring this tale. I prefer this one rather Bresson's.
+ ms Renee's immortal stare .
"Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face. There is no greater experience in a studio than to witness the expression of a sensitive face under the mysterious power of inspiration. To see it animated from inside, and turning into poetry.” -- Carl Th. Dreyer