Joan the Maid: The Prisons

Directed by Jacques Rivette
Year: 1994
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles

The second part of Rivette’s diptych, brought leading lady Sandrine Bonnaire a César Award nomination for her powerful performance. Joined in this installment by other excellent French actresses, including Edith Scob, Hélène de Fougerolles, and Nathalie Richard, Bonnaire taps into her character’s vulnerability as she plays out windows in the final two years of Joan’s life, from the battlefield victory to prison life to the stake.

Sandrine Bonnaire
André Marcon
Jean-Louis Richard

Directed by Jacques Rivette