"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," President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring said. "We're happy to remind people of Nanni Moretti's incredible film."
In the film, the newly elected Pope (Michael 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 himself). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own.
Sundance Selects is a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.