Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

Dumont takes the subject matter seriously [but] he's also in on the joke.

May 24, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The acting outside the singing is often on the level of a class play, and the repetition of musical numbers and kitschy dances can grow tiresome to say the least, but you have to give Dumont credit ...

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Granted, it's a glorious idea, though Dumont is hardly the director to do it, and the result feels outrageous on all accounts: a blasphemous assault on French history, religion, and the musical genre.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

For all the criticism Dumont has endured for abandoning realism and forsaking characters for caricature, he's responsible for some of the most exhilaratingly alive cinema in the world right now.

November 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Some will say that [director Bruno] Dumont has completely lost his mind, but perhaps he has found enough sanity to understand that artistic freedom involves a radical challenge to the convention... [Full review in Spanish]

October 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Jeannette isn't going to be seen as Dumont's pièce de résistance. If anything, it will be seen as another successful harnessing of his unusual creative impulses. Not a bad thing.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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