Joan the Maid: The Battles
Dir: Jacques Rivette
France, 1994, 160min, 35mm
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Tatiana Moukhine, Jean-Marie Richier
Part one of Rivette’s cinematic epic on the life of Joan of Arc traces the teenager’s journey from unknown villager to a woman defending her spirituality and becoming the vanguard of the French army, leading to a decisive victory in Orleans. A work that stands out from the director’s films hitherto completed, Joan the Maid‘s materialist interpretation of a figure marked by legend and history is far from hagiography. Sandrine Bonnaire’s sobering portrayal of a young woman-warrior renders an arguably more realistic and well-rounded portrait of a person who, in a very human way, struggles with the meaning of her convictions. Rivette plays a cameo role as a priest who blesses the young Joan before she leaves home.
06/02/2017 (Mon): Post-screening talk with William Lau
Package Discount on Joan the Maid: The Battles, Joan the Maid: The Prisons and Gang of Four: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of two of the films, 35% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of all three films
The Labyrinth of Mystery – Jacques Rivette
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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