The Flowers of St. Francis Film Still

The Flowers of St. Francis

Roberto Rossellini

 
The Flowers of St. Francis (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1950
  • 87 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #293

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, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Exclusive new video interviews, conducted in 2004, with actress Isabella Rossellini, film historian Adriano Aprà, and film critic Father Virgilio Fantuzzi
  • The American-release prologue, situating the film in its historical context through paintings and frescoes
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: a 36-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Peter Brunette and reprinted writings by Roberto Rossellini and critic André Bazin
    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Film Essays

The Flowers of St. Francis: God’s Jester

By Peter BrunetteAugust 22, 2005

One of the biggest celebrity scandals of the early postwar period erupted when Italian . . . Read more »

On Five

Remembering Peter Brunette

By Issa ClubbJune 23, 2010

Sitting on a hard drive here in the office is the unedited footage of an interview we shot . . . Read more »


Dispatches

Bazin Season

By Colin MacCabeDecember 21, 2008

André Bazin has a curious status in intellectual life. He is everywhere admitted as the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Flowers of St. Francis: God’s Jester

By Peter BrunetteAugust 22, 2005

One of the biggest celebrity scandals of the early postwar period erupted when Italian . . . Read more »