We are pleased to offer our Film at Lincoln Center audience the chance to see Bruno Dumont’s Joan of Arc, in partnership with KimStim. Your screening rental will support FLC, and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. This offer is for a limited time only.
Ten-year-old Lise Leplat Prudhomme commands the center of Bruno Dumont’s inventive reimagining of the story of Joan of Arc, a sequel to Dumont’s musical Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017) that’s singular and entrancing enough to stand on its own. Joan, compelled by visions of God, leads the French charge against invading English forces, and is later captured and put on trial for heresy. Although this chapter is cinematically well-trod, Dumont turns it into an uncanny, absurdist mood piece, strikingly shot amid rolling hills and vaulted cathedrals. As legendary singer-songwriter Christophe’s synthesizers slice through the droll stillness, Joan comes into her own, gaining a gravitas that makes her a force to be reckoned with. As always, Dumont proves his mastery with this enthralling, witty, and deeply rewarding work. A Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2020 selection. A KimStim release.