Sundance Selects will re-release the dramedy “We Have a Pope” on March 20 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York along with digital platforms such s iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, GooglePlay, Sony Play Station and SundanceNOW.
In photo above, French actor Michel Piccoli is the accidental and reluctant pope.
The movie, while dramatizing many of the rituals which have played out on a world stage in recent weeks, has a very different twist. In that project, the newly elected pope – a darkhorse candidate – panics and bolts as he is about to appear on the balcony to greet the faithful awaiting the conclave’s decision.
I reviewed the movie when it opened at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Regent Square Theater in May 2012. Here is a link to the 2.5-star review: