The flowers of St. Francis Francesco, giullare di Dio

DVD - 2005

"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.

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Series
Criterion collection ; 293.
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Biographical films
Historical films
Hagiographical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection ©2005.
Edition
Full screen
Language
Italian
English
Item Description
Inspired by the biographical anthology: I fioretti di San Francesco.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Cast list from program notes.
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.).
"New, restored high-definition digital transfer"--Container.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Audience
Not rated by the MPAA.
Production Credits
Photography, Otello Martelli ; editing, Jolanda Benvenuti ; music, Renzo Rossellini ; liturgical chants, Father Enrico Buondonno.
ISBN
0780030141
9780780030145
Other Authors
Roberto Rossellini, 1906-1977 (film director), Félix A. Morlion, 1904-1987 (screenwriter), Antonio Lisandrini (film producer), Angelo Rizzoli (actor), Federico Fellini (interviewee), Nazario Gerardi (-), Severino Pisacane, Esposito Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, 1905-1990, Arabella Lemaître, Isabella Rossellini, Adriano Aprà, Virgilio Fantuzzi, 1937-, of Assisi Francis, Saint, 1182-1226
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The Criterion Collection. An aesthetically spare, earnest dramatization of the life of St. Frances of Assisi, focusing on the founding of the Franciscan order of travelling, penniless monks, who led a life of enlightened simplicity.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Dramatization of the life of St. Frances of Assisi, focusing on the founding of the Franciscan order of travelling, penniless monks, who led a life of enlightened simplicity.