Vampyr (1932, dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)
“Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face. It is a land one can never tire of exploring. There is no greater experience in a studio than to witness the expression of a sensitive face under the mysterious power of inspiration. To see it animated from inside, and turning into poetry.”
-Carl Theodor Dreyer, Thoughts on My Craft
(Anna Karina in 1962’s Vivre Sa Vie watches Renee Maria Falconetti in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc)
Richard Einhorn - Pater Noster (vocals by the Anonymous 4 & the Netherlands Radio Choir)
Composed by Einhorn in 1994, Voices of Light was intended as musical accompaniment for the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). The Latin and antique French-language libretto is based on excerpts from the Bible, Joan of Arc’s testimony at her trial, and the writings of medieval female mystics.