IFF: Flowers of St Francis

Program Running Time 83 min.

Films in Program

(Francesco, giullare di Dio)
Directed By: Roberto Rossellini
(Italy, 1950, 83 mins, 35mm)

When Cardinal Bergoglio became Pope Francis last year, it was an expression of the humility and love he admired in Saint Francis of Assisi - which also happens to be the subject of this beautiful, sweetly spiritual and unexpectedly whimsical film written by Federico Fellini along with the pioneer of neo-realism, Roberto Rossellini, who also directed.

“I’ve never seen the life of a saint treated on film with so little solemnity and so much warmth.” Martin Scorsese