Vatican: Wim Wenders Will Make a Film with Pope Francis

Source: FSSPX News

Wim Wenders.

German filmmaker Wim Wenders is preparing a film co-produced with the Vatican, based on long interviews with Pope Francis.

According to the American company Focus Features, which bought the distribution rights in Cannes, the movie will be entitled Pope Francis – A Man of Confidence. This will be the first cinematographic co-production between a director and the Holy See. The pope speaks “directly to the public”, on subjects such as “ecology, immigration, consumerist society, or social justice,” explains a press release republished by the press agency I.Media on May 22, 2017. It is therefore not a biography of the pope but rather “a film with him”.

The idea for this film came from the heads of the Vatican Television Center who wished to illustrate “Pope Francis’ approach to the contemporary world, through his answers to a series of questions asked by men and women of all  origins,” explained Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications.

In a dispatch on May 20, 2017, the agency AFP recalled that 71-year-old Wim Wenders was a Catholic for the first twenty years of his life, before falling away from his religion and then converting to Protestantism.