LOS ANGELES • Pope Francis is heading to the massive display screen to speak about life, the universe and every little thing in a uncommon Vatican-backed theatrical documentary.
Written and directed by three-time Oscar nominee Wim Wenders, Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word opens within the United States on May 18, Focus Features mentioned.
In the documentary, an virtually unheard-of co-production with the Vatican and outdoors film-makers, the pope addresses the viewers straight, discussing immigration, ecology, wealth inequality and the position of the household.
“The film’s direct-to-camera visual and narrative concepts engage the audience face-to-face with the pope, creating a dialogue between him and the world,” a spokesman mentioned.
“Taking questions from people of all walks of life, Pope Francis responds to farmers and workers, refugees, children and the elderly, prison inmates and those who live in favelas and migrant camps.”
The movie reveals the 81-year-old pontiff travelling the world, with footage of him talking on the United Nations, addressing the US Congress and at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem.
He speaks to prisoners and refugees, and is proven visiting the Palestinian territories, Israel, Africa, South America and Asia.
“Pope Francis is a living example of a man who stands for what he says,” Wenders mentioned when the venture was introduced final 12 months.
The movie may also have a global release.