We’re about one month away from the April 14th date when the Cannes Film Festival announce their line-up and we’re exactly 54 days from what should be one of the better competition line-ups in years (here is an idea of what & who might turn up on the Croisette in 2011). Among the titles we figure we should be seeing in the Main Comp is the latest from Nanni Moretti. To be released in Italy weeks before it plays out to international critics, we’ve got the Italian trailer below for Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope) — a film that I imagine will contain some of the trademark wry sense of humor we find in the non-cancer sections in Caro Diario and more recently, Il caiman). For those who don’t speak the language, Nanni leans in and says “Listen, are you experiencing problems with Faith?”.
Written by Moretti with Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli, 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. Along with Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris (opener), I wouldn’t be surprised if this closes the fest.