Words with Gods
“Words with Gods” features nine powerful stories of faith, created by some of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers. Based on a concept by Guillermo Arriaga and arranged in the present order by Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa the film’s nine segments present different perspectives on this distinctly human phenomenon. A dramatic spectrum of beliefs are represented, with each filmmaker speaking about the one closest to the culture they depict in their story: Warwick Thornton deals with Aboriginal Spirituality, Héctor Babenco with Umbanda, Mira Nair with Hinduism, Hideo Nakata with Shinto Buddhism, Amos Gitai with Judaism, Álex de la Iglesia with Catholicism, Emir Kusturica with Orthodox Christianity, Bahman Ghobadi with Islam and Guillermo Arriaga with Atheism. The film is a panoramic global story that confronts birth & death, fateful choices and faith lost & found.