The Passion of Joan of Arc

I have always thought that the greatest tool an actor can have is their face. It's something people take for granted when talking about acting, every is always focused on the line delivery and the lines themselves but you need that and a good facial expression to help create the feeling that needs to be felt in a film. That is what Maria Falconetti does in The Passion of Joan of Arc, with only the visuals telling the story you can see her progression as a character throughout the film just through her eyes, her lips, her face, everything about Joan is told brilliantly through Falconetti. A brave piece of cinema that must be seen to be believed.

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