Canticle of All Creatures

Cântico das criaturas

Portugal, 2006, 24’

directed by: Miguel Gomes

written by: Miguel Gomes

cast: João Nicolau, Mariana Ricardo, Paolo Manera

cinematography: Rui Poças

edited by: João Nicolau, Miguel Gomes

producers: Luis Urbano, Sandro Aguilar

production: O Som e a Fúria

festivals and awards: 

Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival 2006; Torino Film Festival 2006

Assis, 2005. A troubadour walks the streets of St. Francis of Assisi’s hometown, singing and playing the Song of Brother Sun or Song of the Creatures, written by St. Francis back in the winter of 1224.


Miguel Gomes was born in 1972 in Portugal. Former film critic and award-winning director. His debut feature The Face You Deserve screened in Rotterdam. His film Tabu won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale in 2012.