While waiting for the reopening of its cinema in the heart of Mile-End, Cinéma Moderne is pleased to offer films from here and elsewhere on its online platform, thanks to the collaboration of independent distributors. In addition to the feature films A White, White Day by Hlynur Pálmason and Zombi Child by Bertrand Bonello, a new title is added to the program announced for Friday, May 29: Joan of Arc by Bruno Dumont (Special Mention – Un Certain Regard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival) will be presented exclusively in Quebec via the Cinéma Moderne website.
JOAN OF ARC by Bruno Dumont
France. 2019. 138 minutes. In its original French version with English subtitles. Distribution: KimStim
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. Bruno Dumont’s decision to work with 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 fervour, strength and freedom women show when shackled by societies and archaic virile orders that belittle and alienate them.
For its part, the selection of films offered starting June 5 will honour Quebec filmmakers with the presentation of the films L.A. Tea Time by Sophie Bédard-Marcotte, and Manoir by Pier-Luc Latulippe and Martin Fournier. Six short-film artists will also be featured in Retour du monde, a program of films distributed by Travelling that have screened in many prestigious festivals.
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