How to Watch The Flowers of St. Francis 1950 Online in The UK

Released: 1950

Rated: Not Rated


Updated: 12th Apr, 2021
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Roberto Rossellini

The cast of The Flowers of St. Francis

Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane

What is The Flowers of St. Francis about?

The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their Rule and ending with their dispersal to preach. The unconnected chapters are like parables, some with a moral. The slight and comic Ginepro returns naked to St. Mary's of the Angels, having given away his tunic, but not his ricotta. The aged Giovanni shouts and holds onto his cape; the beatific St. Clair pays a visit. Humble Francis doubts his leadership, hugs a leper, and sends his brothers spinning, dizzy, and smiling into the world. This brotherhood is infused with whimsy as well as belief.

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