Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) (1972)
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as Saint François 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)
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.
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!
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