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Pope Francis - A Man of His Word

  • Starring: Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, John Kerry, Melania Trump, Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Shimon Peres, Vladimir Putin, Wim Wenders
  • Director: Wim Wenders
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 96 min.

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.

"The director is clearly an admirer of Francis (both the saint and the pope), and was able to conduct extensive and exclusive interviews with the pontiff."
- Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"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. "
- Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"A Man of His not a lecture. It conveys the pope’s concerns, certainly, but it also conveys his charm — his gentle, personal manner, his sense of humor (he quotes from the St. Thomas More joke book), his 'charisma.'"
- Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily New
"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is an essay in radical humility capable of moving a viewer regardless of his or her religious persuasions, or lack thereof."
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"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."
- Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
"'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word' offers audiences a thoroughly engrossing portrait of one of the most beloved and galvanizing figures of the 21st century..."
- Ann Hornada, Washington Post
"So much of our public discourse now is about making ourselves sound bigger and better than we are, while belittling others who think differently. Here is one of the most powerful people in the world going in the opposite direction."
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"One of Pope Francis' closing messages rings out, undiluted by a muddled conclusion: 'We have so much to do, and we must do it together.'"
- Kate Erbland, indieWire
"It's difficult not to be charmed by Francis' plainspoken demeanor, and his ability to retain the folksy conversational style of a simple parish priest even when speaking from the impossibly elevated confines of the Holy See."
- Andrew Barker, Variety
"It is a pleasure to watch the present-day Francis interact with people all over the world and articulate his hopes for improving the lot of the poor."
- Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter