Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

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Wim Wenders
Run Time: 
96 mins
Pope Francis, Joe Biden, Daniele De Angelis


Director Wim Wenders is one of the world’s mostlauded living filmmakers, and as the 2012 recipient ofthe TCFF Visionary Award, he’s already a legend at the fest. Now he’s back with the perfect antidote for the 2018 blues: an unforgettable and completely nondenominational portrait of one of the world’s greatest humanitarians. Since being elected as Pontiff a little over five years ago, Pope Francis has shown himself to be unafraid of weighing in on world issues that the Catholic Church had previously been mum about, such as climate change. If you want to feel truly inspired to better walk your walk, there could be no better teacher than his holiness Pope Francis.

"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." - Entertainment Weekly

"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is a non-denominational sermon, under the cinematic care of an artist first, Pope Francis fanboy second." - RogerEbert.com

"In his affect and attitude, he’s refreshingly free of bluster. And it’s almost unbelievable that a man of his power and prestige insists on maintaining such a modest lifestyle." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"In this stirring portrait, it’s possible to see evangelism not in hectoring words or holier-than-thou bromides, but in loving action. Who wouldn’t say amen to that?" - Washington Post

"'A Man of His Word'...is 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.'" - Philadelphia Daily News

"'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." - Boston Globe