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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope

We’ve always appreciated Moretti’s commentary on Italy’s state, religion and politics and it’ll be rather interesting to see Moretti take jabs at all three with a dramatic discourse.

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#37. We Have a Pope

Director: Nanni Moretti
Writer(s): Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli and Moretti
Producers: Jean Labadie, Domenico Procacci and Moretti
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: This is about a Pope (Michel Piccoli) who decides he doesn’t want the job as soon as he’s elected. Moretti will play a psychiatrist called in by the Vatican to resolve the problem….(more)

Cast: Nanni Moretti, Michel Piccoli and Margherita Buy.

List Worthy Reasons…: We’ve always appreciated Moretti’s commentary on Italy’s state, religion and politics and it’ll be rather interesting to see Moretti take jabs at all three with a dramatic discourse. We had this listed last year (at the number 56 spot) thinking it would surely be ready. It’s good to go.

Release Date/Status?: A Cannes launch is assured.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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