Directed by Bruno Dumont • Drama • With Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier • 2017 • 115 minutes
In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.
One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.
"JEANNETTE is a visionary embodiment of continuity —a fusion of spiritual exaltation, physical fury, defiance of authority, and political revolt.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"Eccentric, entrancing... as bold as it is lively and sweet... an enchanting fairy tale." — Artforum