A group of girls and boys playfully reenact important moments from the Middle Ages in this delightfully modern and imaginative film about female empowerment during the medieval era. Narrated by a wise grandfather (Michael Lonsdale), the film features pivotal sequences of women facing and resisting male domination—from Clotilde’s acts of mercy to Joan of Arc’s legendary martyrdom. Wearing suits of armor, tonsured wigs, long beards, and flowing gowns, the film’s lively young performers playfully shed light on a neglected period of history while maintaining a spirited sense of the present.

Ages 12 and up: features brief explicit language and comic violence and peril.