FLIFF’s Centerpiece film is the Florida premiere of the extraordinary documentary film Francesco. With unprecedented access to Pope Francis, Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky delivers a remarkable look into a leader who provides hope and inspiration during one of the most challenging times of our lives.
With Pope Francis as our guide, Francesco takes an unsparing look at the most pressing issues of the 21st Century: Economic disparity, race and gender inequality, the climate crisis, COVID-19, immigration, and peace and religious tolerance, shining a light on the challenges and consequences that have led us to this moment in time. As we embark on this journey, we discover a leader who demonstrates humility, wisdom and generosity towards all, and whose ideals can help us build a bridge to a better future and thrive as a global community.
Special Guest: Evgeny Afineevsky will attend the premiere and participate in an audience discussion after the film. A reception will follow each screening.
When & Where: Friday, Nov. 13, 7:45pm at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale. A reception follows the Q&A outside in the John Mager Courtyard. The second screening of Francesco will be held Sat, Nov. 14, 6:45pm at Cinema Paradiso Hollywood with a wine and cheese reception after the film.