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Coming Winter  2018

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Beverly Hills Film Festival

Official Selection

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On Quixote...

''STUNNING! A brilliant achievement... Cervantes would have LOVED IT!''

Howard Mancing, President Cervantes Society, Purdue University Professor

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Int'l Puppet Organization Award Winner

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Dear Visitor,

 

 

       I  am Steven Ritz-Barr and I am delighted to introduce you to our production company, Classics in Miniature®, and its new film The Legend of Joan of Arc - coming out this Winter.

 

 

          The goal of Classics is to create a series of stunning films based on great works of literature– using beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind puppets crafted by Russian Master Puppet-maker Eugene Seregin.

         Past films like Faust (2008) and Quixote (2010) - voiced by legendary British actor Michael York, also Executive Producer - have been received enthusiastically well and collected awards throughout the globe.

                     

Our new film, The Legend of Joan of Arc, is a groundbreaking project five years in the making with an international cast and crew and never-before-seen cinematic marionette action involving dozens of exquisitely detailed puppets.

 

The film tells the heroic tale of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl in 14th century France who, through visions of Saint Michael, became the first female captain of the French Army for King Charles VII at age seventeen, and was burned at the stake two years later by the inquisition of the Catholic Church in Rouen, France, only later to become a Saint.

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Often seen as a nationalist, a feminist, and a religious icon, Joan of Arc has inspired authors like William Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht and Mark Twain - whose novel The Recollections of Joan of Arc is the main literary inspiration for this film.

 

Joan of Arc was chosen as the next project due to the worldwide appeal of her story as well as that of themes such as the power of faith and belief, feminism, fearlessness under insurmountable odds, all wrapped up in a coming of age story.

 

Embark on this journey with Classics in Miniature®--

it is quite an amazing and unique adventure.

 

 

 

Steven Ritz-Barr

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