FILM: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
After finishing the film theory book about which I blogged a while ago (Film theory: an introduction through the senses) I have been watching a selection of the important films mentioned in it. One of the first on the list is Carl Theodore Dryers' LA PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC (1928) ; a sometimes hard to watch masterpiece that until 1981 was believed to have been lost in a fire, an unfortunate fate ironically very similar to that of its title-character. For more then half a century only mutilated copies and alternative versions were in circulation, until it resurfaced in Denmark. The Cinemateque Française restored it and it has been released in the criterion collection with the option of a spectacular musicalscore by Richard Einhorn; Voices of Light.