We Have a Pope
- Italy / France
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Nanni Moretti
- Written by: Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli
- Cast: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti
- Language: Italian
- UK release: 2 December 2011
- Website: www.le-pacte.com/france/…
Cardinal Melville (Piccoli) has been elected pope, but on the point of his first appearance to the faithful he panics and flees, so the Vatican calls in atheist psychoanalyst Brezzi (Moretti) to talk to the troubled pontiff. Attractively shot and full of amusing touches, Moretti's film is surprisingly moving and downbeat.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
We Have A Pope9 Nov 2011
Light-hearted touches within surprisingly pessimistic vision of Catholic Church system
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