When I accepted making the film on Poveda, I had a different idea about who Pedro Poveda was. I knew he was a complex, multidimensional character with many possibilities; but as I got deeper into the story and as I discovered the character, I realized that I was quite short in all my ideas.
"Speaking of God has never been easy, even though it is always necessary. And speaking about man, that is, in reference to a God who moves foundations is riskier because we can turn our back as the young man of the Gospel did.
"We are not before a man who is dazzling, but before a ‘compelling spirit,’ exquisitely polite, while being natural and plain. An unhurried man, capable of taking an interest in everything that is ours and give each thing its relevance.
"Our humanism becomes Christianity, our Christianity becomes centered on God; in such sort that we may say, to put it differently: a knowledge of man is a prerequisite for a knowledge of God. (Paul VI).