Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
First screened in December 2018
Director: Bruno Dumont. Cast: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre, Aline Charles, Elise Charles, Nicolas Leclaire, Gery De Poorter, Régine Delalin, Anaïs Rivière. Screenplay: Bruno Dumont (inspired by the play Les Mystères de la charité de Jeanne d'Arc by Charles Peguy).

Twitter Capsule: The Metalhead of Orléans? The year's oddest idea. Looks fine. Sounds bad. Novel, at least?

VOR:   Seems on the surface to max out this category, but beyond never quite lifting off, it vacillates between high-wire risk and arbitrary affectation.

Photo © 2018 Kimstim Films/Taos Films/Arte France

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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