Pope Francis - A Man of His Word parents guide

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word Parent Guide

A glimpse of his mission.

Release date May 18, 2018

Rather than a biographical documentary, director Wim Wenders invites viewers to journey with Pope Francis, and discover the messages he shares with the world as the leader of the Catholic Church. (Some of the film is subtitled.)

Why is Pope Francis - A Man of His Word rated PG? The MPAA rated Pope Francis - A Man of His Word PG for thematic material including images of suffering.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Pope Francis - A Man of His Word
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Why is Pope Francis - A Man of His Word rated PG? Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic material including images of suffering.

Violence:
- Infrequent depictions of suffering and natural disasters, with little detail.
- Scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent references to child sexual assault, with no detail.

Profanity:
- One instance of sexual language.

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From the Studio:
Wim Wender’s Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is a rare co-production with the Vatican, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and the Pope addressing his audience directly, answering the world’s questions on life, death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism and the role of the family.

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.

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, literally, the world. 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. All of these voices and faces are a cross section of humanity that join in a conversation with Pope Francis.

While this “symphony of questions” provides the backbone for the film, it also shows the pope on his many journeys around the world, with footage of him speaking at the United Nations, addressing the Congress of the United States, mourning with those gathered at Ground Zero and at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. He speaks to prisoners in correctional facilities and to refugees in Mediterranean camps. We see him travel to the Holy Land (Palestine and Israel) as well as to Africa, South America and Asia.

Throughout the film, Pope Francis shares his vision of the Church and his deep concern for the poor, his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, and his call for peace in areas of conflict and between world religions. There is also a presence of Saint Francis in the film, connecting back to the pope’s namesake, through accounts of legendary moments in the Saint’s own life as a reformer and ecologist.

Written by: Focus Features

Cast and Crew

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is directed by Wim Wenders and stars Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, John Kerry.

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Inside the Vatican is another documentary about the Catholic Church.