This paper examines the image of St. Francis created by Roberto Rossellini in his film Francesco, giullare di Dio by comparing and contrasting it to the traditional iconography of the saint. It progresses through three parts: 1) a brief overview of the emergence of the traditional iconography of St. Francis; 2) an in-depth discussion of Rossellini’s film, beginning with the director’s comments on the film followed by a structural breakdown of the film itself and its film style; and 3) a comparison of the findings in the second part with the first part.
Doebler, Peter L.
"Screening the Silly: The Christian Iconography of Roberto Rossellini’s Francesco, giullare di Dio,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 15
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol15/iss1/7