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The Trial of Joan of Arc

The Trial of Joan of Arc

A Feature film by Robert Bresson

Produced by Agnes Delahaie Productions

Release in France : 11/10/1962

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Actors (12)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Agnes Delahaie Productions

French distribution :

Pathé Consortium Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Diaphana Films

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English, filmed in a spare, low-key fashion.

Source : IMDb


The Trial of Joan of Arc (French: Procès de Jeanne d'Arc) is a 1962 historical film by the French director Robert Bresson. Joan of Arc is played by Florence Delay.

As usual in Bresson's mature films, The Trial of Joan of Arc stars non-professional performers and is filmed in an extremely spare, restrained style. Bresson's screenplay is drawn from the transcriptions of Joan's trial and rehabilitation.

Bresson's Joan of Arc is often compared with The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) by Carl Theodor Dreyer. Bresson compared that film unfavorably with his own, expressing his dislike of the actors' "grotesque buffooneries" in Dreyer's film.

The film won the Special Jury Prize at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.

Source : Wikipedia

Full credits (12)

Assistant directors :

Serge Roullet, Alain Ferrari, Hugo Santiago

Director of Photography :

Léonce-Henri Burel

Sound Assistant :

Georges Girard

Editor :

Germaine Artus

Art Director :

Pierre Guffroy

Production Designer :

Pierre Charbonnier

Producer :

Agnès Delahaie

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Archimbaud

Assistant Operator :

Robert Caristan

Continuity supervisor :

Françoise Collin

Music Composer :

Francis Seyrig

Costume designer :

Lucilla Mussini

Technical details

Feature film

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Drama, Historical

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 5 min

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Black & White

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1962

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1962)


Official Competition