#CriterionMonth MIX: The Undying Passion of Joan of Arc

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Criterion Month is a massive collaboration across 5 websites in honor of Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday and of the films of the Criterion Collection. We hope the celebration of this incredible director -and these classic films – inspire others to find new cinema they love and share their discoveries with others

The first encounter I had with the fully silent version of Carl Th. Dreyer’s 1926 The Passion of Joan of Arc, I was almost unable to finish it. Being exposed to 82 minutes of unrelenting pathos, I marvelled at the difference an added score made, and how it better directed my empathy toward the title character. This playlist experiments with these concepts, assigning a more contemporary soundtrack to the film, and in doing so, reinterprets its central themes.



Credit in the Straight World – Hole

This is the Day – The The

Pentecost Hotel – Nirvana (UK)

Town Without Pity – Gene Pitney

You’ll Find a Way – Santigold

King Of Pain – The Police

Wave Of Mutilation – The Pixies

Everything Will Be Alright – The Killers

Strawberry Tea – Tiny Tim

On Some Faraway Beach – Brian Eno

If You Love Me (Really Love Me) – Kay Starr

Rapture – Farewell Aldebaran


You can view The Passion of Joan of Arc on Criterion here.

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