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Directed by Bruno Dumont

France 2017 106 mins. In French

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, 8-year-old Jeannette looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells a friend how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc. “With his tenth feature, Bruno Dumont radically delves into Joan’s childhood with a category-defying period-cum-techno-head-banging musical, derived from two works by French writer Charles Péguy.” —Toronto International Film Festival. In French with English subtitles.

Filmography: Slack Bay (2016), Li’l Quinquin (2014), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), Hadewijch (2009), Flanders (2006), Twentynine Palms (2003), Humanité (1999), The Life of Jesus (1997)

Reviews: 4:3, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook, Criterion Daily, Hollywood Reporter, The Film Stage

Interviews: Screen Daily, MUBI Notebook

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