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Films & Schedules - HABEMUS PAPAM


Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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DIRECTOR: Nanni Moretti - ITALY

Moretti’s new film (translated as “We Have a Pope”) is a gentle satire centered around papal succession in the Catholic Church: what if a newly elected pontiff got cold feet, in the time between the Conclave of Cardinals’ election (declaring him infallible) and the announcement of “Habemus Papam” to the public in St. Peter’s Square, ensnaring the clergy in a doctrinal loophole of suspended succession? Call a shrink, of course. The result is a winning blend of witty farce (emphatically not anti-clerical and filmed at the Vatican) with a deeply affecting portrait of a man elected to an office that carries crushing human responsibilities. Writer/director/star Moretti is the skeptical psychiatrist, Jerzy Stuhr is the Vatican PR spokesman in furious spin mode, and Michel Piccoli shines as the indecisive Pope-elect. (102 mins.)

Filmography: Dear Diary (93), April (98), The Son’s Room (01), Il Camino (06).

Winner of the Best Film Prize at the Italian Critics Awards.

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco and the Portland-Bologna Sister City Association.


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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