Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face. It is a land one can never tire of exploring. There is no greater experience in a studio than to witness the expression of a sensitive face under the mysterious power of inspiration. To see it animated from inside, and turning into poetry.
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Thoughts on My Craft.

Stills from The Passion of Joan of Arc, starring Renee Marie Falconetti as Joan (1928, dir. by Dreyer).

Quote via Old Hollywood.