If you've never seen Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's acclaimed 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc (not the one starring Milla Jovovich, folks), there's really no better place to do so than at Lincoln Center this weekend (October 29th) where it will be live-scored by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp). A must-see for cinephiles, The Passion of Joan of Arc is renowned for its production quality, inimitable acting by Maria Falconetti (which Pauline Kael said, "may be the finest performance ever recorded on film") and for having possibly the best comeback story ever. (Dreyer died believing the film had been lost forever in a fire, but the original version was rediscovered in a janitor's closet in a mental institution in Oslo). The film will be screened as part of the White Light 2011 Festival. View a clip of the movie, below. SPOILER ALERT: She dies.
Portishead’s Adrian Utley Scores Dreyer’s Classic Film
October 24, 2011