Item Details

Francesco, Giullare di Dio [videorecording]: The Flowers of St. Francis

produzzione, Rizzoli ; soggetto di Roberto Rossellini ; hanno partecipato alla elaborazione Federico Fellini, Padre Felix Morlion, e Padre Antonio Lisandrini
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery" -- Container.
Performers
Brother Nazario Gerardi, Brother Severino Pisacane, Esposito "Peparuolo" Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaître.
Release Date
1950
Run Time
87 min.
Language
In Italian with English subtitles
Rating
Not rated by the MPAA
Notes
  • Title from container. Credits from program notes.
  • Inspired by the biographical anthology: I fioretti di San Francesco.
  • Videodisc release of a 1950 motion picture.
  • Special features: new video interviews with actress Isabella Rossellini (16 min.), film historian Adriano Aprà (18 min.), and film critic Father Virgilio Fantuzzi (12 min.); American-release prologue (6 min.).
  • Program notes in container insert include a new essay by film scholar Peter Brunette ("God's jester"), a director's statement by Rossellini, an essay by film critic André Bazin ("In defense of Rossellini"), and an excerpt from an interview with Rossellini by Victoria Schultz.
  • "This DVD release presents the original Italian theatrical version" -- Program notes.
  • "New, restored high-definition digital transfer" -- Container.
Variant Title
Flowers of St. Francis
Flowers of Saint Francis
Title on container and disc label: Roberto Rossellini's The flowers of St. Francis
Related Title
Fioretti di San Francesco.
God's jester.
In defense of Rossellini.
Edition
Standard format (1.33:1)
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection ; 293
Criterion collection 293
ISBN
0780030141, 9780780030145
Credits
Photography, Otello Martelli ; editing, Jolanda Benvenuti ; music, Renzo Rossellini ; liturgical chants, Father Enrico Buondonno.
Published
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
Publisher no.
FLO090 Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
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