Clare and Francis (DVD)

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A major new epic feature film on the lives of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi shot on location in Italy by the Italian film company Lux Vide, the producers of Saint Rita, Pope John Paul II and St. John Bosco. This outstanding movie is unique among films on St. Francis because of the historical accuracy of the story and its authentic spirit of joy and piety Francis was known for, as well as the major role played by Clare who is given equal stature with Francis. The two leads are played by very appealing performers, Mary Petruolo and Ettore Bassi, who give genuinely inspiring and beautifully moving performances of the daughter of a patrician family and the son of a rich merchant who leave all to follow Christ. Francis renounces his inheritance of wealth to live the Gospel and serve the poor and outcasts. Clare reads deep into his heart and decides to follow him, leaving her home and family to give herself as the bride of Christ. Both found major religious orders and together they inspire many to follow their radical call to live the Gospel, and their impact has even reached across the centuries to change the world.

Special Features: A 16 page booklet by Tim Drake with study questions, biographies of St. Clare and St. Francis, and resource list. Behind the scenes featurette and a special “Making of Clare and Francis” featurette with Franciscan Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household.

English/Italian audio. Spanish & English subtitles. Color, widescreen, 200 minutes.

This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)

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  • 4 May 1st 2011
    Enjoyable Movie!

    A wonderful film for the whole family! Best Uses: Good family film; Cons: Lengthy movie, Not historically accurate; Pros: Excellent acting, Filmed at historic sites, Wonderful casting

    Elizabeth

  • 4 May 15th 2009
    Enlightening account

    I used this to learn about St. Francis and St. Clare for my own personal spiritual journey Best Uses: Personal intro; Cons: More info on last years; Pros: Good Story Line, The historical accounts

    Seeker