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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (135 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Film Movement, 1989.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Hanns Zischler, Paolo Bonacelli
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Film Movement in 1989.
Summary, etc.:
Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and based on Herman Hesse's Francis of Assisi, FRANCESCO depicts the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi and the rise of the Franciscan order that he founded. Following his death, Francis' devoted followers recall the saint's life and chart his transformation from the pampered son of an aristocrat into a selfless man of faith devoted wholly to a life of apostolic poverty.. Directed by Italian auteur Liliana Cavani (The Night Porter), and starring Academy Award-nominees Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) as Saint Francis of Assisi, and Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech) as Saint Claire, FRANCESCO paints an intimate portrait of one of the most beloved, influential and complex figures in the history of religion and civilization.. "[Rourke] has the intensity of a religious mystic..." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Genre: Independent Film
Feature films.

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