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Title 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.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    I FRA    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 293
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 293.
Note 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.).
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.
Credits Photography, Otello Martelli ; editing, Jolanda Benvenuti ; music, Renzo Rossellini ; liturgical chants, Father Enrico Buondonno.
Cast Brother Nazario Gerardi, Brother Severino Pisacane, Esposito "Peparuolo" Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaître.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Italian dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- Drama.
Saints -- Italy -- Drama.
Monks -- Italy -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Italian.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Religious films.
Added Author Rossellini, Roberto, 1906-1977.
Rizzoli, Angelo.
Fellini, Federico.
Morlion, Félix A., 1904-
Lisandrini, Antonio.
Gerardi, Nazario.
Pisacane, Severino.
Bonaventura, Esposito.
Fabrizi, Aldo, 1905-1990.
Lemaître, Arabella.
Martelli, Otello, 1903-2000.
Benvenuti, Jolanda.
Rossellini, Renzo, 1908-1982.
Rossellini, Isabella.
Aprà, Adriano.
Fantuzzi, Virgilio, 1937-
Brunette, Peter.
Bazin, André, 1918-1958.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Flowers of St. Francis
Note Title on disc label: Roberto Rossellini's The flowers of St. Francis
Added Title Fioretti di San Francesco.
God's jester.
In defense of Rossellini.
ISBN 0780030141
Standard No. 037429208120
Music No. FLO090 Criterion Collection

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