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The Flowers of St. Francis(Francesco, giullare di Dio)

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Italy · 1950
1h 27m
Director Roberto Rossellini
Starring Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane
Genre Drama, Comedy, History

In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the People’s Saint: humility, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.

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