Sydney Film Festival will screen a new documentary by Wim Wenders about Pope Francis.
Pope Francis – A Man of his Word is a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a traditional biography. It has been selected for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The Pope’s ideas and message are central to this documentary (a rare Vatican co-production), which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions.
Pope Francis tackles everything from social justice, immigration, ecology, inequality and materialism to the role of the family.
Wenders’ direct to camera visuals bring us face to face with the Pope, creating a dialogue between him and the world.
Pope Francis answers questions from farmers and workers, refugees, children, the elderly and prison inmates. Wenders references cinematic traditions as he interweaves the story of St Francis of Assisi with the philosophies of the first Pope from the southern hemisphere.
The film will screen Sunday 10 June at 1.30pm at the State Theatre and Saturday 16 June at 4pm at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne.