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Pope Francis in his collaborative documentary with Wim Wenders

Film: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word at IFI (Audio described and open captioned screenings)

14 - 16 Aug 2018 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

In advance of August’s papal visit to Ireland, Wim Wenders’s new documentary on the current Bishop of Rome receives a cinema release.

Like Werner Herzog, Wenders has had more recent success with his documentaries than his features. Consisting mostly of interviews in which the Pope holds forth honestly and without hesitation on a range of topics, including the wealth of the Church and its recent history of sexual abuse, the film is at its best when at its simplest, with the former Jorge Bergoglio coming across as a man of supreme decency and compassion who truly believes in practising what he preaches.

Audio described and open captioned screenings: Tuesday 14th August, (16.15) and Thursday 16th August (18.30)

See www.ifi.ie for details.

Watch: Trailer for Pope Francis: A Man of His Word by Wim Wenders


Irish Film Institute
open captioned screening
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Pope Francis
Wim Wenders