Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »
A biopic of the rise of father Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ from a teacher in a Jesuit High School in Argentina to archbishop and cardinal of Buenos Aires to Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The story touches on his relation with his fellow Jesuits in Argentina and Europe, to his relation with laureate writer Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, and archbishops Laghi (nuncio to Argentina) and Quarracino (cardinal of Buenos Aires), up to the moment where he is elected Pope in 2013.Written by
This follows many events of Fr Jorgé in his time from entering the seminary to his election as head of the Roman Catholic Church. What I saw that really impressed me was the growth of the man throughout his life. It was mainly a growth in his ability to have empathy for people, particularly the marginalized and the families of missing persons. He learns how to love and give of himself and to not think of himself so much. He began to see the role of the Church as a promoter of social justice.
I found the acting and cinematography excellent. The movie is in Spanish but after a few minutes I wasn't aware of them any more.
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