Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
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This attractive, well-photographed biographical drama makes a comparison between the pacifistic beliefs of St. Francis of Assisi and the 20th-century hippie movement. As a result, the film focuses on St. Francis' formation of a wandering group of peaceful, loving followers, who eventually find an audience with Pope Innocent III.
as St. Francis of Assis...
as Pica Di Bernardone
as Pope Innocent III
as Pietro Di Bernardone
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Critic Reviews for Brother Sun, Sister Moon
In Zeffirelli's visually beautiful tale, the hero is perceived as a prototype hippie, and so the music is by Donovan.
Way overwrought Zeffirelli work, pretty much lost since its debut in 1973.
The most serious problem with this film is its softness, that sentimentality Zeffirelli is often accused of.
It is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Just about any frame of the film, blown up, could make a beautiful poster for the film.
beautiful and nicely framed photography from northern Italy...not enough to overcome an inane script, inept acting, and Donovan's syrupy music
Presents an inspiring and edifying portrait of St. Francis's spiritual practice of devotion and his humble life of service.
Audience Reviews for Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Well meaning (hey, it's about a saint!) but ultimately deeply flawed telling of St.Francis done up as a 60's counterculture agent provacateur. Only missing, hey wait, it's here too, a Donovon soundtrack. Peace. love. flowers and God, man. And uber long, too. A great sleep aid.More
This is the MOST aesthetically beautiful movie I've EVER seen from the scenery shots to the actors -- Zeffierelli's FINEST -- Even better than Romeo and Juliet which came out immediately before this -- Alec Guiness turns in a WONDERFUL Pope and the other acting is stupendous -- The music was done by Donovan -- People my age will remember him from the 60's and 70's -- I just can't say enough good about this movie!More
Stunning visual metaphors, more a poem than a biography, succeeding brilliantly in juxtaposing symbols of worldly riches with those of spiritual riches. Graham Faulkner is convincing with Alec Guinness superb.More
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