“In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis” (Magnolia)
By OSV News
Despite its depiction of some of the world’s most pressing problems, filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi’s polished and uplifting documentary maintains a tranquil tone as it looks back over the more than 30 international journeys undertaken by Pope Francis during the first nine years of his pontificate. As he globe-trots from the halls of Congress to the Philippines and on to a Mexican prison, the pontiff speaks his mind about refugees, migrants, poverty, war and the need to dream of a better future.
Meditative and sometimes moving, this cinema verite-style retrospective is thoughtful fare for grown-ups and teens, though it does include footage and discussions unsuitable for kids.
Mature themes, including the sexual abuse of children, potentially disturbing images, situations of peril. The OSV News classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the Quad Cities, “In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis” will be showing at Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa, at 7:30 p.m. on March 27. For tickets, visit inviaggiodoc.com/tickets.