Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

France, 2017, 106 min.


Bruno Dumont


Jean Bréhat,
Rachid Bouchareb,
Muriel Merlin


Bruno Dumont

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Guillaume Deffontaines


Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre, Aline Charles, Elise Charles, Nicolas Leclaire, Gery De Poorter, Regine Delalin, Anaïs Rivière


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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.

2017 Cannes IFF (France) – Directors’ Fortnight
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Bruno Dumont

Born in France in 1958. His first feature film THE LIFE OF JESUS (1997) was awarded the Camera D’Or at Cannes IFF. Two of Dumont’s films have won the Grand Prix award at Cannes IFF: HUMANITY (1999) and FLANDRES (2006). Dumont’s HADEWIJCH won the 2009 FIPRESCI Prize for Special Presentation at the Toronto Film Festival. In 2016, SLACK BAY was presented in Official Competition at the Cannes IFF.

Selected filmography

2017 Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

2016 Slack Bay

2014 P'tit Quinquin

2013 Camille Claudel 1915

2011 Hors Satan

2009 Hadewijch

2006 Flandres

2003 Twentynine Palms