Wednesday, August 11, 2010


The film Francesco (1989) was filmed near Perugia in Umbria. It celebrated the life of St Francis of Assisi.

It was directed by the Italian film director Liliana Cavani and she was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for it

Mickey Rourke played St Francis.

Helena Bonham Carter. played St Chiara

It was quite a big budget

It was based on Herman Hesse's Francis of Assisi and Vangelis, provided the musical score

Some kind soul under the name of "Iran Christian" has put the film on You-Tube in 14 parts.

The parts and links are below.