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The Orlando Consort: La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Silent Cinema and Medieval Music
This performance lasts 90 minutes, no interval.
Condemned unseen in France on its release, vilified by the Catholic authorities and banned outright in England, Carl Theodor Dreyer's 'La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc' (1928) is widely recognised as a silent masterpiece, regularly appearing on lists of the top ten greatest films ever made. Inspired by Dreyer's vision, the award-winning Orlando Consort presents an entirely new, carefully crafted soundtrack of music from the era in which the film is set. The intricate beauty of 15th century works by Binchois and Dufay, together with animated motets and haunting plainsong, amplify the poignant depiction of medieval France and provide a highly evocative accompaniment to this landmark film.