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New Film: ‘Pope Francis – A Man of His Word’

A new documentary film featuring face-to-face conversations with Pope Francis was released today, March 13, 2018, the 5th anniversary of the Holy Father’s election.

'Pope Francis – A Man of His Word', written and directed by Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A rare co-production with the Vatican, 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 death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism, and the role of the family, according to Focus Features, distributors of the film, which will be in theatres May 18, 2018.

“Not in my wildest dreams would I have expected to make a film about Pope Francis,” Wenders told Vatican News in an interview today. “It turned out that he offered me Carte Blanche, let me write a concept and define myself the film I could imagine. And the Vatican would not interfere, and would open its archive for us.”

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