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Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis

Author: Roberto RosselliniAngelo RizzoliFederico FelliniFélix A MorlionAntonio LisandriniAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2005.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 293.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography   Book : Italian : Standard format (1.33:1)View all editions and formats
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"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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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Historical films
Foreign films
Drama
Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; Francis, of Assisi Saint
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Rossellini; Angelo Rizzoli; Federico Fellini; Félix A Morlion; Antonio Lisandrini; Nazario Gerardi; Severino Pisacane; Esposito Bonaventura; Aldo Fabrizi; Arabella Lemaître; Otello Martelli; Jolanda Benvenuti; Renzo Rossellini; Isabella Rossellini; Adriano Aprà; Virgilio Fantuzzi; Peter Brunette; André Bazin; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780030141 9780780030145
OCLC Number: 61157136
Language Note: In Italian, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: 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.
Target Audience: Not rated by the MPAA.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: Booklet contents include : "God's jester" / by Peter Brunette --
"The message of the flowers of St. Francis" / by Roberto Rossellini --
"In defense of Rossellini" / by Andre Bazin --
"Oh, Rose!-the Franciscans" / excerpt from an interview with Roberto Rossellini, by Victoria Schultz.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 293.
Other Titles: God's jester.
In defense of Rossellini.
Flowers of St. Francis
Roberto Rossellini's The flowers of St. Francis
Fioretti di San Francesco.
Responsibility: produzzione, Rizzoli ; soggetto di Roberto Rossellini ; hanno partecipato alla elaborazione Federico Fellini, Padre Felix Morlion, e Padre Antonio Lisandrini.

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"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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