2005. Hungary. Kornél Mundruczó. 86 min.
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2005. Hungary. Directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Written by Mundruczó, Yvette Biro. With Orsolya Toth, Zsolt Trill. This highly stylized musical reinterpretation of the Passion of Joan of Arc, set in the dungeon-like corridors of a present-day hospital, uses opera to highlight the story’s timelessness. A young drug addict—excellently played by Toth, with vocals by Eszter Wierdl—miraculously awakens from a deep coma. Touched by grace, she heals patients by offering her body, but goodness and selflessness breed as much jealousy and resentment as gratitude. In Hungarian; English subtitles. 86 min.