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The Flowers of St. Francis

Posted by martinteller on January 20, 2007

Sometimes two things you don’t like can come together to make something enjoyable.  In this case, Rossellini and religion.  I believe it’s the Fellini input that makes this combo more palatable.  It’s a gentle and amusing recreation of a handful of stories about St. Francis and his followers.  It doesn’t beat you over the head with messages of faith, but rather presents a life of simplicity, kindness and innocence in a way that’s strikingly appealing.  Rossellini brings this world to life in a manner that may not be 100% authentic, but it is very immersive and feels genuine.  Quite lovely.  Rating: 8


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