Pope Francis' book on art becomes a documentary
Pope Francis' book on art becomes a documentary

Pope Francis' book on art becomes a documentary

27 June 2017
Conference Hall, Vatican Museums

Pope Francis' book becomes a documentary. The volume “Papa Francesco - La mia idea di Arte” (Pope Francis. My idea of art), published by Mondadori and Edizioni Musei Vaticani in December 2015, will soon be accompanied by a film version of the same name, which will translate into images the personal thought of the Holy Father on art and its function.

The presentation of the documentary, on Tuesday 27 June at the Vatican Museums, will be attended by, among others, the director of the Pope’s Museums, Barbara Jatta, the author Tiziana Lupi, the director Claudio Rossi Massimi and the artist Alejandro Marmo.

The viewer will be offered a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, up to St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican Basilica, following the itinerary suggested by Pope Francis – a sort of ideal art gallery – to discover the works that express his conception of an art that evangelizes and opposes the throwaway culture.

The narrators and companions on this special journey will be Tiziana Lupi, author of the subject and the screenplay as well as editor of the book that inspired the documentary, and Sandro Barbagallo, curator of the Historical Collections department of the Vatican Museums.

The DVD, an editorial project authorised by the Vatican, will be produced in six languages and will be in distributed in Italy and in the rest of the world in the coming months.