Francis

Filmed with smart phones, mixed up with photography, Francis (2020) attempts at understanding the conjoined interest of the two artists in the film “Flowers of St Francis” by Rosselini (St Francis being the Saint of Nature and animals). It follows the life of a river shrimp, the attempt of 32 children from a school in rural Liguria in Italy to be followers but who end up facing some misunderstandings
in what it is that they must follow and develop their own desires and two other fictionalized adult characters that through actions and songs try to see in which ways they can relate to nature.
In this atmosphere, narrative is continually defeated in favor of the incomplete, the aleatory, and the suggestive poetic anecdote that is, alternatively, a dead end.

  • Catarina Cubelo
    Director
  • Marie Roux
    Director
  • Marie Roux
    Writer
  • Catarina Cubelo
    Writer
  • Catarina Cubelo
    Producer
  • Marie Roux
    Producer
  • Marie Roux
    Key Cast
  • Catarina Cubelo
    Key Cast
  • The children of the school of Apricale and the teachers RAIMONDO MARZIA /PAMELA CORDIOLI /MOLINARO AGNESE /EMANUELA STRANO ALUNNI : GRETA SASSI ISABELLA SCHADENBERG NESSRIN FAID ABDERRAHMAN ESSAID MADALIN BEZU DAMJAN BALLA LEVIE LE BRUN ARTURO CASSINI LUCA CASTELLI ZAKARIA FAID EDOARDO GARACCIONE ADRIAN LEICA GIORGIO PATERNOSTER MALAK ES SAID MARWA ES SAID RAYANE ESSAID ELEONORA PASI OLIVIER ALIZZI SARA BAUDANA FEDERICO CHIAPPA ALYSSYA IZZO ALEXIS OLIVEIRA MAURO SCHADENB
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    400 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital ( smart phones)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4.3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Castello della Lucertola, Piazza
    Apricale
    Italy
    September 14, 2019
    Premiere, screening in the main square where the film was filmed and with all the participants in the audience
  • Set Bermondsey
    London
    January 8, 2020
  • Espaco Mira
    Porto
    Portugal
    May 1, 2020
Director Biography - Catarina Cubelo , Marie Roux

Catarina Cubelo and Marie Roux are two artists based in London.
They have previously collaborated on a publication 'Calling Upon'.
Cubelo works with film, performances and paintings while Roux works with photography, film and she is part of the musical project O yama O.

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Director Statement

This film was made possible with the artist residency Atelier A in Apricale, Italy and with the collaboration of the whole primary school of Apricale.