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Sundance Select to re-release Nanni Moretti’s ‘We have a Pope’

March 15, 2013 by  
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NEW YORK — Sundance Selects announced Thursday the re-release director Nanni Moretti’s comedic drama “We Have A Pope” (Habemus Papam) beginning next Wednesday at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, and nationally on multiple digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, GooglePlay, Sony Play Station and SundanceNOW.

Moretti (Palme d’Or winner “The Son’s Room,” “Dear Diary”) produced “We Have A Pope” with Domenico Procacci (“Gomorrah”, “Quiet Chaos”) and co-wrote the film with Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli.  He also stars in it alongside veteran actor Michel Piccoli (“Contempt”) and Jerzy Stuhr.

“We Have A Pope” (Habemus Papam) had its premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in competition.

In “We Have A Pope” (Habemus Papam), the newly elected Pope (Piccoli) suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St. Peter’s balcony to greet the faithful, who have been patiently awaiting the conclave’s decision.  His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst and atheist (Moretti). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own.

President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring said, “Recent world events made it irresistible for us to bring back WE HAVE A POPE which mirrors what much of the discussion on the world stage has been over the last few weeks. We’re happy to remind people of Nanni Moretti’s incredible film.”

Sundance Selects is a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.

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