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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

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Original title
Fratello Sole, sorella Luna
Year
Running time
121 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Kenneth Ross
Music
Ken Thorne
Cinematography
Ennio Guarnieri
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-UK
Genre
Drama | Religion. Biography. 13th Century. Middle Ages
Synopsis / Plot
The story follows young Francesco (Graham Faulkner) as he emerges from post-war trauma, renounces all worldly possessions, and attains enlightenment as a simple monk. His materialist father wants him to go into his textile business, but local beauty Claire (Judy Bowker) understands Francesco’s preference for dallying amid the fields of flowers. They start their own church and gradually attract a large following, arousing the ire of the local bishop who sends soldiers to shut them down. Puzzled by such hypocrisy, Francesco walks barefoot all the way to the Vatican for a climactic confrontation with the Pope (Alec Guinness).
Awards
1973: Nominated for Oscar: Best Art Direction
1973: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Costume Design
1971: David di Donatello Awards: Best Director
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