So, as you should by now know Watershed have been kind enough to let us have tickets for some of the Carl Theodor Dreyer films they’ve been screening as part of April’s Sunday Brunch’s season.
This week see’s your last chance to win a pair of tickets to his 1922 film Once Upon A Time.
We’ll ask you the question at the foot of this piece but firstly some links. Once Upon A Time is one of Dreyer’s least well known films so if you’d like more information on it I’ve reproduced below the notes that Watershed have on their website about the film:
The Princess of Illyria not only rejects every suitor who comes her way, she has them executed. Thankfully for the Prince of Denmark she has a less harsh reaction to his charms, and he begins to educate her in the ways of rural living disguised as a lowly beggar. Though sadly not all of this enchanting fairy tale survives, the Danish Film Institute has done an expert job of telling the film’s entire story with the clever use of stills and intertitles.
And if you want even more information here’s the IMDB page about the film: IMDB.
Also if you missed our previous blog where James (who runs our club screenings amongst other things) wrote an introduction to Dreyer’s work you may want to click on this link to read it. You can also find out about this Sunday’s screening of The Bride Of Glomdal there too.
Finally if you don’t want to enter the competition but just want to buy tickets that’s fine. You can do so using this link. The film is screening at noon (12pm) next Sunday, 15th April
And so to the question:
Who played Joan of Arc in Dreyer’s 1928 classic La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc)?
Simple eh? No cheating now, we’ll know if you’ve used IMDB & promptly disqualify you! (We won’t really, if you dont know the answer off the top of your head you may use whatever research tools you want).
You have several options regarding getting your answer to us. You can either email us on BristolSilents@gmail.com, message us on our FaceBook page or ‘@’ us via Twitter. I’m afraid we have no ‘snail mail’ address to send us your answer “on the back of a postcard” style but I assume as you’re reading this virtually you can reply so too. Alternatively of course you can always try the old “opening a window & shouting the answer out loud” tactic but I doubt if we’d hear I’m afraid.
Good luck to everyone who enters & we hope to see all of there on the 15th irrespective of whether you win or not.