Jewish director sends message of hope in Pope Francis film

Jewish director sends message of hope in Pope Francis film

The Jakarta Post-Lifestyle·2020-10-23 20:05

After tackling war in Syria, Oscar-nominated Evgeny Afineevsky wanted his next documentary to send a message of hope, so he chose as its subject the only world leader he believes capable of uniting humanity: Pope Francis.

Afineevsky, a Russia-born Jew, depicts Francis as the great connector, and Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday, places the pope at the heart of a narrative that casts a wide net over some of the world's most pressing problems.

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