(THE WRAP) — Wim Wender’s “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” will open in domestic theaters on May 18, 2018, Focus Features announced Wednesday.
Written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wender, the documentary is a rare co-production with the Vatican itself. It features behind-the-scenes footage and the Pope addresses his audience directly while answering questions about life, death, social justice and immigration, among other topics.
The film shows the pope during many journeys around the world, including footage of him speaking at the United Nations, addressing the Congress of the United States, and he also speaks to prisoners in correctional facilities as well as refugees in Mediterranean Land. In it, he also travels to the Holy Land, Africa, South America and Asia.