Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
First screened in December 2018
Director: Bruno Dumont. Cast: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre, Aline Charles, Elise Charles, Nicolas Leclaire, Gery De Poorter, Régine Delalin, Anaïs Rivière. Screenplay: Bruno Dumont (inspired by the play Les Mystères de la charité de Jeanne d'Arc by Charles Peguy). Twitter Capsule:The Metalhead of Orléans? The year's oddest idea. Looks fine. Sounds bad. Novel, at least?
Seems on the surface to max out this category, but beyond never quite lifting off, it vacillates between high-wire risk and arbitrary affectation.