If I never have to watch this film's climax again I'll be a happy gal but I'm glad to have experienced it the one time. A singular oddity.
An astonishingly modern masterwork of silent cinema. Renee Falconetti's defining performance here lives up to the hype; it is one of the most purely accomplished I've had the privilege of witnessing. Her incredible ability to convey emotion often using nothing but her facial expressions, combined with Dreyer's innovative utilization of close-ups and low-angle shots, creates a singularly claustrophobic and overwhelming experience.