Pope Francis responds to questions from around the world, discussing topics including ecology, immigration, consumerism and social justice. Exclusive footage from the Vatican’s archive shows the Pope on journeys, sharing his ideas and ideals.
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A nice portraiture of one of the world's leaders. I liked how intimate the interviews were and the juxtaposition Wenders does between Pope Francis I and his namesake. That said, its not without issues, the biggest being Wenders' refusing/inability (as the film was funded by the Vatican) to question Pope Francis harder on the more controversial aspects of his church and Papacy. Overall, it's a nice film.
"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" is an adequately directed, comprehensive look at what six years of a Christ-like, socially conscious Vatican leader has looked like. Its unmistakable cries for dealing with abject poverty in a resource-rich world and condemnation of a sickeningly wasteful culture will only be heard by those well-informed about such issues, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve another showcase.