The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc ★★★★

What is it about this story that is so breathtaking, disturbing, and inspiring?

Bresson has proved himself worthy as a filmmaker to portray the final hours of Joan’s life on the screen. His screenplay is based on the actual surviving records of her trial, making it all the more vivid and disturbing. 

The courage of a young woman to stand up to the patriarchal church authority with such eloquent confidence remains a story for the ages.