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Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
(Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc)

Bruno Dumont

The story of France’s patron saint, martyred during the Hundred Years’ War, is told through the joyful noise of a heavy metal musical.

"A biopic like no other..."

In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, young Jeannette is first presented as a tween (Lise Leplat Prudhomme), then as an adolescent verging on womanhood (Jeanne Voisin). She sings and dances along to hard rock played by an unseen band – French musician Gautier Serre is responsible for the raucous, upbeat tunes – whilst also contemplating the war and her place in God’s scheme. 

Director Bruno Dumont always challenges audience expectations, and this bold retelling is a biopic like no other.