Holiness on the screen. Visualization of Joan of Arc’ image in cinema

Pavel Valentinovich Krylov PhD in History, scientific researcher, Saint Petersburg Institute of History of Russian Academy of Sciences (Petrozavodskaya str., bld. 7, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 197110)

Krylov P. V. Holiness on the screen. Visualization of Joan of Arc’ image in cinema, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2022, vol. 10, pp. 184–210.

doi: 10.24412/2308-0698-2022-10-184-210

Language: Russian

The article contains an attempt to identify the ways and methods used by filmmakers in visualizing the religious phenomenon of holiness on the example of films, the central character of which is Joan of Arc. The choice of the object of study is due, firstly, to the canonization of Joan by the Roman Catholic Church in 1920, which is a confirmation of her status as a saint; secondly, the historicity of this figure, whose activity was reflected in a large number of documents; thirdly, a significant number of the film incarnations. Among the methods, one can clearly distinguish the demonstration of holiness through the act and interaction with other characters of the film as well as through the creation of a certain set of characteristics of the personality of the saint, transmitted through a set of poses and facial gestures of the performer of the role.

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Key words: Joan of Arc, history of cinema, holiness, religion

URL: http://rcs-almanac.ru/en/krylov-2022-en/

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