top of page


Director: Franco Zeffirelli


Cast: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham, Michael Feast, Nicholas Willat, Valentina Cortese, Lee Montague, John Sharp, Adolfo Celi, Francesco Guerrieri, Alec Guinness


Country: Italy, United Kingdom


Year: 1971


Duration: 137 minutes


Genre: Drama/Biographical/Historical


Rated: All ages admitted

Subtitles: English, Portuguese

FREE ADMISSION, subject to availability of seats

This movie tells the story of Saint Francis of Assisi and his spiritual conversion.

Francesco is a cheerful and carefree young man. When the war breaks out between Perugia and Assisi, he joins the conflict and returns tired and wounded in spirit. After much reflection, he decides to renounce material possessions and withdraws to a small church dedicated to San Damiano, which he rebuilds with the help of his followers. Even his old friends and the fourteen-year-old Chiara join him. They live on alms and are judged mad by the wealthy citizens and opposed by civil and religious authorities. Determined to assert his evangelical beliefs, Francesco goes to Rome to meet Pope Innocent III, who, after listening to him, prostrates himself at his feet in approval of his work.


bottom of page