Roberto Rosselini, The Flowers of St. Francis (1950), 35mm

Event time: 
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:25pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ) See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(Francesco, giullare di Dio, 1950)
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.