Portishead, Goldfrapp and a 1920’s silent French film

Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory have been working on a musical score for Carl Theodor Dryer’s 1928  silent masterpiece, ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’. The pair will be performing the new score at a screening of the film alongside six guitarists, percussionists, keyboard and horn players and singers from the Monteverdi choir, who will be conducted by Charles Hazlewood. The screening will take place at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 7th. This film has often been described as a ‘landmark of modern cinema’ not only for it’s brilliant direction but also for Maria Falconetti’s stunning performance which has been lauded as one of the greatest ever performances on film.

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