Big-screen doc­u­men­tary pro­vides un­prece­dented close-up of pon­tiff

South Florida Times - - PRAYERFUL LIVING - By AP Film Writer CANNES, France -The doc­u­men­tary ``Pope Fran­cis: A Man of His Word'' brings the world's most rec­og­nized reli­gious fig­ure into cin­e­mas along­side the likes of

JAKE COYLE

``Dead­pool 2'' and ``Show Dogs.''

The film pre­miered Sun­day at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val and Fo­cus Fea­tures will open it na­tion­wide Fri­day in the United States. It's an un­prece­dented big-screen closeup for the Pope.

“A Man of His Word'' was made from four lengthy on-cam­era interviews with Pope Fran­cis over four years. It's di­rected by the Os­car-win­ning film­maker Wim Wen­ders, who says he re­ceived fi­nal cut and “carte blanche'' from the Vat­i­can.

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