Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Wim Wenders' new documentary, 'Pope Francis - A Man of His Word,' is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace.
Duration: 96 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2018
IMDb: 5.4
Country: France
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Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
September 24, 2018 Only ever remains skin deep; the filmic equivalent of reading from the prayer book and listening to the sermon, rather than interrogating and internalising the words contained within.
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Awards Circuit
October 11, 2018 Intended by Wenders to be a personal journey with the Pope, this documentary is more about what the man says that it is about who he is.
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El Pais (Spain)
September 28, 2018 Wim Wenders gets close to the Pope by pontificating through discourse. [Full Review in Spanish]
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May 18, 2018 A non-denominational sermon, under the cinematic care of an artist first, Pope Francis fanboy second.
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Entertainment Weekly
May 17, 2018 Whether he's washing the feet of prisoners in America, visiting sick children in Africa, or praying with hurricane victims in Asia, Pope Francis doesn't merely preach empathy, responsibility, and accountability, he lives it.
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Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2018 It slyly dispenses with that old canard that we must know the artist intimately to feel moved, humbled and astonished by his art.
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October 08, 2018 Nobody can get angry with the Pope and his message, but the sobering audiovisual form that this work acquires irritates even the most believing of the spectators. [Full Review in Spanish]
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Detroit News
May 18, 2018 How well can you really know a Pope, anyway? In "A Man of His Word," the answer is elusive.
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Globe and Mail
May 18, 2018 His sincerity offers an alluring catharsis, a hope-by-proxy. We don't have to believe, just as long as we can believe that he believes.
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New York Post
May 17, 2018 While the film is best for fans of the cloth, non-Catholics, too, will gain insight into one of the most prominent leaders in the world.
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Cinemanía (Spain)
October 01, 2018 In the end, Pope Francis - A Man of His Word will turn out to be an enlightening documentary for laymen... but perhaps more conventional for all those familiar with the words and the work of this revolutionary spiritual guide. [Full review in Spanish]
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Pittsburgh Magazine
October 18, 2018 Not only is there not enough storytelling in A Man of His Word, but the film is also quick to shy away from controversy.
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