In this compelling, compassionate film biography from Italy of the life of early-13th-century friar St. Francis of Assisi, Mickey Rourke gives a solid performance as Francesco, the spoiled son of a prosperous silk merchant. After receiving a vision from Heaven, Francesco renounces his decadent ways, cutting himself off from his family, and devoting his life to serving the poor. Helena Bonham Carter co-stars; directed by Lilianna Cavani. 135 min. Soundtrack: Italian; Subtitles: English. In Italian with English subtitles.