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The Flowers of St. Francis


Flowers of St. Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) is an early example of the "commercial" side of [[Performer~P109008~Roberto Rossellini~robertorossellini]]. The film traces the life of St. Francis, from his embracing of religion to his efforts to establish a harmonious middle ground between life and spirituality. Rosselini has given us a "chamber" film, deliberately avoiding the overblown vulgarity of Hollywood religious spectacles. The director's assistant and cowriter on this project was...more