IL SOGNO DI FRANCESCO
by Renaud Fély and Arnaud Louvet
France, Italy, Belgio, colour DCP, 90′, 2016.
Assisi, 1209. Francis just ignored Innocent III’s refusal to approve the first version of the Rule, which, while safeguarding the spirit of their community life, would protect the brothers from the threats that weigh on them.
Around him, among his first companions, his fellow friend Elijah from Cortona leads the difficult dialogue between the confraternity and the papacy: to obtain the recognition of the Order, Elijah tries to convince Francis of the need to abandon the intransigence so far demostrasted, agreeing to write a new Rule. But what would remain of Francesco’s dream diluted by compromises? Will the friendship between Francesco and Elijah survive the conflict between idealism and realpolitik?
EntreChien et Loup
In coproduction with
With the participation of
Haut et Court Distribution
In association with
Renaud Fély and Arnaud Louvet
Elio Germano (Francesco D’Assisi),
Jérémie Renier (Elia da Cortona),
Yannick Renier (Domenico),
Eric Caravaca (Leonardo),
Thomas Doret (Stefano),
Alba Rohrwacher (Chiara D’Assisi),
Olivier Gourmet (Cardinale Ugolino),
Marcello Mazzarella (Rufino).
Arnaud Louvet, Renaud Fély, Julie Peyr
with the collaboration of
Live sound recordings
Frédérique e Frédéric Lapierre