Photo of Brother Nazario Gerardi Brother Nazario Gerardi

Brother Nazario Gerardi in The Flowers of St. Francis

The Flowers of St. Francis

1950 NR

Directed by Roberto Rossellini and co-written by Federico Fellini, this biopic chronicles the life story of St. Francis of Assisi, the "People's Saint." Through a series of vignettes, the film follows St. Francis as he searches for enlightenment and forges his own path while doing God's work. Rossellini employed the monks from the Nocere Inferiore monastery to play the roles of the saint and his disciples. Aldo Fabrizi stars.