- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: This is a new, restored High-Definition Digital Transfer with new and improved English subtitles.
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - Italian
- Additional Release Material:
- Isabella Rossellini - Actress
- Father Virgilio Fantuzzi
- Adriano Apra - Film Historian
- 36 Page Booklet with an essay by film scholar Peter Brunette
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2005
"This is a rare religious-themed film that doesn't sink under the weight of its own solemnity."
New York Times - 08/30/2005
"FLOWER OF ST. FRANCIS remains a remarkably serene and even blissful film..."
Premiere - 10/01/2005
"Rossellini's direct approach is recognizable despite the medieval setting..."
An aesthetically spare, earnest dramatization of the life of St. Frances of Assisi, focusing on the founding of the Franciscan order of travelling, penniless monks, who led a life of enlightened simplicity. Co-scripted by Frederico Fellini, using predominantly non-professional actors.
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