Hot Take: An insightful, inspirational and humbling look at the most prominent spiritual leader in the world. Pope Francis offers up some progressive views (on the environment, especially) and words of wisdom for the Christian and non-Christian audience.
Five years ago, Pope Francis was elected as the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. After half a decade, director Wim Wenders has provided a portrait of the man and his word interspersed within a history of Francis of Assisi who took a vow of poverty in the 13th century in support of the poor, animals and the environment. Saint Francis acts as the inspiration for the current pope and the historical account combined with speeches around the world the Pope has delivered to the masses. What Wenders does here that is most impressive is strip away the religion and present a more secular view of the Pope and his thoughts. It’s not easy to do when it comes to such an iconic religious figure but Wenders is able to put together a documentary that should appeal to the religious and non-religious as the Pope’s views, in many ways, apply universally. Read More →