Flowers of St. Francis (1949)

Flowers of St. Francis
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign, Religion
Keywords religion, religious, survival
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Father Felix Morlion Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Roberto Rossellini Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Father Antonio Lisandrini Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Otello Martelli Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jolanda Benvenuti Editor n/a 172 7000001
Federico Fellini Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Angelo Rizzoli Producer n/a 3 3000002
Fra' Severino Pisacane Actor n/a 1 1000002
Gianfranco Bellini Narrator n/a 120790 1000003
Roberto Rossellini Director n/a 2 2000001
Giuseppe Amato Producer n/a 3 3000001
Aldo Fabrizi Actor n/a 1 1000001
About a dozen vignettes from the life of Francesco (St. Francis of Assisi) and his early followers. Francesco comes back to Santa Maria degli Angeli from Rome, journeying with his friars through the rain. When they are driven out of a hut, he begs the brothers' forgiveness for abusing their obedience. While the monks are finishing the chapel, Brother Ginepro arrives naked again and confesses that the previous night he was tempted by the Devil. Later, Brother Ginepro cuts the foot off a pig to feed a sick brother. That evening, Francesco meets a leper and kisses him. Brother Ginepro receives Francesco's permission to preach and arrives at the camp of Nicolaio, the tyrant of Viterbo, whose cruelty he overcomes with his perfect humility. Francesco teaches Brother Leone that bearing injuries and blows is an example of perfect joy. Finally, Francesco sends his brothers out to preach far and wide.