In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the People’s Saint: humility, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.

  1. Roberto Rossellini

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Félix Morlión


  3. Antonio Lisandrini


  4. Federico Fellini


Top Billed Cast

  1. Aldo Fabrizi

    Aldo Fabrizi

    Nicolaio, il tiranno di Viterbo

  2. Gianfranco Bellini

    Gianfranco Bellini

    Narrator (voice)

  3. Peparuolo

    Giovanni il Sempliciotto

  4. Severino Pisacane

    Fra' Ginapro (as Fra' Severino Pisacane)

  5. Nazario Gerardi

    San Francesco

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The Flowers of St. Francis
The Flowers of St. Francis



Original Title Francesco, giullare di Dio

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 6, 1951
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 27m

Budget -

Revenue -



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