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In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis

In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis is a decade-long chronicling of the head of the Catholic church, from filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi (Fire at Sea, Notturno). (NR, 82 min.)


Monday, March 27, 2023

7:00 PM

IN VIAGGIO: THE TRAVELS OF POPE FRANCIS is a decade-long chronicling of the travels of Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic church across all corners of the world. Composed mostly of archival footage, the film grants rare access to the public life of the pontifical, not only from the elevated security of a pulpit but from the more democratic grounds of unpaved streets and vast public avenues. IN VIAGGIO, which translates in Italian to En Route follows the travels of Pope Francis. In the first nine years of his pontificate, Pope Francis made trips to 53 countries, focusing on his most important issues: poverty, migration, environment, solidarity, and war. Director Gianfranco Rosi follows the Pope's Stations of the Cross and creates a dialogue between archival footage of Francis' travels, images taken by Rosi himself, recent history, and the state of the world today. [Magnolia Pictures]

Starring: Pope Francis
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Genre: Documentary

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"The documentary is remarkable for its access into Pope Francis’s life and its elegant footage, stylishly directed and edited by Gianfranco Rosi."

— Leila Latif, indieWire

"In Viaggio is far from a puff piece disguised as an unbiased account. The power dynamics at play are ever-present, the same interactions that bring the Pope closer to his subjects denouncing the hypocrisy of sanctifying a man who preaches for equality."

— Rafaela Sales Ross, The Playlist