Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) (1972)
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as Saint FranÃ§ois d'Assise
as Pica Di Bernardone
as Pope Innocent III
as Pietro Di Bernardone
Critic Reviews for Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna)
Zeffirelli's work looks like a Sunday-school coloring book: everything is glowingly photogenic, including poverty, and leprosy.
Franco Zeffirelli has utilized a style of simple elegance, befitting both the period and the subject.
Zeffirelli has made a big, absurd doodad, a movie that confuses simplicity with simple-mindedness and that makes saintliness look like an extreme form of Asian flu.
Audience Reviews for Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna)
Yes, it's operatic, visually beautiful, dramatic, deep in emotion--and what's wrong with that. Hey folks, it's ok to cry, feel!! I loved this movie. It's different from the junk we get today. Well acted, nice costumes. Zeffirelli made Jesus of Nazareth, and it has this same style.
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.
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.
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