Franco Zeffirelli’s complicated, Catholic life: What does it mean for his art?

Posted June 30, 2019 1:51 pm by Editor

Franco Zeffirelli’s complicated, Catholic life: What does it mean for his art?

Clerical sexual abuse of minors; sexual harassment and assault in the film industry; Catholic traditionalist and modernizing impulses; homosexuality and the definition of marriage; populism vs. elitism; strict anti-abortion laws: Somehow the life of Franco Zeffirelli, who died June 15 at age 96, touched on all these flashpoints of contemporary dialogue and debate — and more besides…

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