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Title The flowers of St. Francis = Francesco, giullare di Dio [(DVD) videorecording] / produzzione, Rizzoli ; soggetto di Roberto Rossellini ; hanno partecipato alla elaborazione Federico Fellini, Padre Felix Morlion, e Padre Antonio Lisandrini.

Edition Standard format (1.33:first).
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005]
©2005
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  ITALIAN FLO    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 293
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 293.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Language In Italian, with optional English subtitles.
Cast Brother Nazario Gerardi, Brother Severino Pisacane, Esposito "Peparuolo" Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaître.
Credits Photography, Otello Martelli ; editing, Jolanda Benvenuti ; music, Renzo Rossellini ; liturgical chants, Father Enrico Buondonno.
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.
Audience Not rated by the MPAA.
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.
Subject Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- Drama.
Saints -- Italy -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Monks -- Italy -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject FOREIGN FILMS (ITALIAN), VIDEODISCS.
Genre Feature films.
Motion pictures Italy.
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 Francesco, giullare di Dio
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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