Joan of Arc – Ottawa Premiere on Saturday August 8th!
In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends her for trial on charges of heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, the graceful Joan of Arc will stay true to her mission.
French with English subtitles.
Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Award: Special Mention award winner!
Seville European Film Festival: Best Film nominee!
Prix Louis Delluc: Best Film nominee!
“[an] indelible, shining performance” (VIFF)
“I confess that I found myself entranced, even moved to tears.” (Cinemayward)
“a ten-year-old actress re-injects this heroine’s timeless cause and ideology with a modernity that highlights both the tragic female condition and the incredible fervor, strength and freedom women show” (Hamstead Arts Festival)