Joan Of Arc fought with her faith for France, but most stories around The Maid of Orléans focus on her final teenage years where she was captured and burned at the stake by the English. Filmmaker Bruno Dumont takes a different angle with “Jeanette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc,” exploring the young martyr’s early years — through song.
Starring Aline Charles, Élise Charles, Jeanne Voisin, Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Lucile Gauthier, and Victoria Lefebvre, the musical takes a look at Joan at eight years old, where she starts feeling for the cause, while living in small French village. Intriguingly, the film will feature music by Igorrr aka Gautier Serre, who is best known for his heavy metal music work. Here’s the official synopsis:
France, 1425. 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.
“Jeanette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc” premieres later this month at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.