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Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly render the very spirit of Franciscan teaching in this extraordinary fresh and simple film - largely unappreciated at the time of its release, but now regarded as one of his greatest. Shot in a neorealist manner with non-professional actors (including thirteen actual Franciscan monks) it avoids the pious cliches of haloed movie saints with an economy of expression and a touching, human quality.

Never widely released theatrically nor on home video in the UK, the Masters of Cinema Series proudly presents Francesco giullare di Dio in its fully restored glory. This is the original Italian version reaffirming intertitles and scenes removed from previous English versions., Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly render the very spirit of Franciscan teaching in this extraordinary fresh and simple film - largely unappreciated at the time of its release, but now regarded as one of his greatest. Shot in a neorealist manner with non-professional actors (including thirteen actual Franciscan monks) it avoids the pious cliches of haloed movie saints with an economy of expression and a touching, human quality.

Never widely released theatrically nor on home video in the UK, the Masters of Cinema Series proudly presents Francesco giullare di Dio in its fully restored glory. This is the original Italian version reaffirming intertitles and scenes removed from previous English versions.

Special Features:

  • 32-page booklet.
  • A video introduction by critic Maurizio Porro.
  • A written appreciation of the film by Martin Scorsese.
  • Original restored Italian chapter intertitles.
  • Restoration documentary with an Enzo Verzini interview and a restoration demonst
  • The Giotto prologue added for the original US release.
  • The only remaining images from a deleted scene.
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Aldo Fabrizi

Arabella Lemaitre
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Region:
2
Aspect Ratio:
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:
English
studio:
Masters of Cinema

Francesco Giullare Di Dio

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Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly render the very spirit of Franciscan teaching in this extraordinary fresh and simple film - largely unappreciated at the time of its release, but now regarded as one of his greatest. Shot in a neorealist manner with non-professional actors (including thirteen actual Franciscan monks) it avoids the pious cliches of haloed movie saints with an economy of expression and a touching, human quality.

Never widely released theatrically nor on home video in the UK, the Masters of Cinema Series proudly presents Francesco giullare di Dio in its fully restored glory. This is the original Italian version reaffirming intertitles and scenes removed from previous English versions., Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly render the very spirit of Franciscan teaching in this extraordinary fresh and simple film - largely unappreciated at the time of its release, but now regarded as one of his greatest. Shot in a neorealist manner with non-professional actors (including thirteen actual Franciscan monks) it avoids the pious cliches of haloed movie saints with an economy of expression and a touching, human quality.

Never widely released theatrically nor on home video in the UK, the Masters of Cinema Series proudly presents Francesco giullare di Dio in its fully restored glory. This is the original Italian version reaffirming intertitles and scenes removed from previous English versions.

Special Features:

  • 32-page booklet.
  • A video introduction by critic Maurizio Porro.
  • A written appreciation of the film by Martin Scorsese.
  • Original restored Italian chapter intertitles.
  • Restoration documentary with an Enzo Verzini interview and a restoration demonst
  • The Giotto prologue added for the original US release.
  • The only remaining images from a deleted scene.
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Aldo Fabrizi

Arabella Lemaitre
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Region:
2
Aspect Ratio:
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:
English
studio:
Masters of Cinema
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