Why did I not love The Passion of Joan of Arc? I’m not entirely sure. I often struggle to really ‘gel’ with silent films. Perhaps I have just not found the correct way to approach them yet. That’s not to say I didn’t appreciate this film, and I can see clearly that this is the work of a unique voice. It’s just that Dreyer’s work can be awfully difficult to get through if you’re not in the right mood (I can never decide whether I absolutely love Day of Wrath or am utterly bored shitless by it), and I probably wasn’t in the right mood this time.