JEANNETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC

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France / 2017 / French with Spanish subtitles / 105

  • Director 

    Bruno Dumont

  • Producer: 

    Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Bréhat, Muriel Merlin

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    Bruno Dumont

  • Photography: 

    Guillaume Deffontaines

  • Cast: 

    Aline Charles, Jeanne Voisin, Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Lucile Gauthier,Victoria Lefebvre

SCREENINGS

  • Mar 1 - 21:30 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 1

  • Mar 2 - 18:10 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 2

  • Mar 3 - 12:30 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 1

SYNOPSIS

Irreverent, unconventional, disconcerting, fascinating, entertaining, tedious,incomprehensible, revealing… All these adjectives and more have been used to describe Dumont’s latest production—a musical that makes it clear this French filmmaker intends to continue breaking the mold and keeping audiences on their toes. It is the year 1425 and the woman who is destined to become the heroine of France is an inquisitive eight-year- old girl growing up in the company of sheep and ruminating on the misery and pain inflictedon her kind by the English. She asks the nun Madame Gervaise for advice, debates with her peers, begs God for answers, but time passes, she grows up and nothing changes. The same pain, the same hunger, the same doubts all linger. Jeannette is ready to take up arms and become Joan of Arc. Arrhythmic choreographies, rough-edged characters and aseemingly naïve photography are some of the ingredients of this eclectic, irreverent musical that borrows from everything from punk, the liturgical—for the sake of giving it a name— to rap, all set to an electronic undercurrent. The screenplay is an adaptation ofthe works of Charles Péguy, but Dumont has left his characteristic seal on it with histireless exploration of mankind and the meaning of our most insignificant actions and their repercussions (or lack thereof) in a world as flawed as we are and that clearly doesn’t satisfy us.

CONTACT & PRESS KIT

DIRECTOR

Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont

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