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.