The classic silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, follows the capture, trial and execution of France's heroine, Joan of Arc. Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti, the film is widely regarded as a towering masterpiece of silent cinema, with Falconetti giving one of the most harrowing screen performances as the young maiden who dies for God and France.
Rating: (PG) Parental Guidance
About the Score
Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) have created a new score for The Passion of Joan of Arc, which will be performed as a live accompaniment to the film on the Globe stage.
Charles Hazlewood conducts an eclectic group including Utley and Gregory, six electric guitars, members of the Monteverdi Choir, percussion, horns, harp and synthesizers.
The music incorporates extended techniques for guitar and voices providing a powerful landscape for this incredibly innovative and moving film about the last days of Joan of Arc, all under the stars in the atmospheric Globe Theatre.