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JEANETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC + INTRO
21st November at 8:00pm (doors 7.45pm) at Fabrica Gallery
JEANETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC
Dir: Bruno Dumont / 2017 / 105 mins / French with English subtitles
+ Surrealism and the Maid of Orléans - Intro from
ever-unpredictable Bruno Dumont (L’il Quinquin) takes another
unclassifiable, leftfield turn with this audacious, 15th century-set,
speed metal / trip hop tinged musical.
1425, and the 8-year-old future Joan of Arc already has the weight
of the French nation on her shoulders, as she grapples with matters
of the soul, the brutality of war with the English, and an overarching
sense of a greater calling. Set to an electronics-heavy score by
French metal musician Igorrr, ‘Jeannette’ follows her
early path from faith to fanaticism, aided along the way by head-banging
nuns, visions of levitating saints and beautifully off-kilter dancing.
on location in a picturesque swath of the Calais countryside, Dumont
employs a cast of non-actors performing their songs live for the
camera, and laces the film with oblique, deadpan mysticism drawn
from the works of 19th Century poet Charles Péguy.
somewhere between Straub-Huillet and Headbangers Ball, Monty Python
and Messiaen, Bruno Dumont's new feature JEANNETTE marks an unexpected
and near-perfect synthesis of the French iconoclast's many disparate
interests and obsessions… he's responsible for some of the
most exhilaratingly alive cinema in the world right now."
Jordan Kronk, Cinema Scope
singular musical gloriously combines gorgeous beachside settings,
idiosyncratic non-actors, beautifully low-key singing, and heavy
metal for one of the most joyous experiences the [Cannes] festival
has to offer." Elena Lazic, Seventh Row
£5 / £3. There's limited space in the gallery so we
tickets - here.
40 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG www.fabrica.org.uk
as part of BFI
Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season
supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.
+ The story
of Arc (Jeanne) the second part of Dumont's portrait
plays as part of the French Film festival at Lewes
Depot on 2nd December.
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