The Flowers of St. Francis

The Flowers of St. Francis

DVD - 2005 | Italian
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"I've never seen the life of a saint treated on film with so little solemnity and so much warmth." "--Martin Scorcese
"The most beautiful film in the world." "--Francois Truffaut
In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of humility, faith, and sacrifice of the People's Saint.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2005.
ISBN: 9780780030145
0780030141
Branch Call Number: DVD FLOWERS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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princeofdarkness
Oct 14, 2016

A gentle, humourous and thoughtful examination of the life of Saint Francis and his disciples, told through episodes of his experiences. No artistic frills here - natural scenery and acting help to bring his message across, that a life close to God is one of deeds, and not words. The film ends with the brothers spinning around until they fall down and, based on the way each is facing, then continue on their separate ways to spread the word of God - a resourceful alternative to the usual flip of the coin. I prefer my religious films this way, rather than the fire and brimstone of more epic fare.

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