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    Cardinals Meeting Inside Vatican to Elect a New Pope -- Real-Life 'Habemus Papam'?

    Four days following Pope Benedict XVI's official step-down from the papacy, more than 100 cardinals are rallying inside the Vatican to begin the election of a new pope. Anyone familiar with Italian auteur Nanni Moretti's Catholicism comedy "Habemus Papam" ("We Have a Pope"), in which a reluctant car...

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    CANNES: Nanni Moretti, Ewan McGregor and Alexander Payne Survive Pointless Competition Jury Press Conference

    The competition jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Italian director Nanni Moretti, set a new standard for mind-numbing vacuousness at its official press conference Wednesday. The nine jury members, which include Palestinian filmmaker Hiam Abbass, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ...

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    Festival Watch: 65th Cannes Festival Jury - Abbass, Kruger, Gaultier, McGregor, Arnold, Payne

    The Competition Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Nanni Moretti, welcomes to its ranks:

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    We Have A Pope—movie review

    Given Nanni Moretti’s track record as writer, director, and actor, there is every reason to have high hopes for his latest effort, 'We Have a Pope'. One would presume that a behind-the-scenes look at the process of naming a new Pontiff would provide ample fodder for observational humor. Instead, the...

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    Watch: An Exclusive Clip from Nanni Moretti's 'We Have a Pope'

    Italian comic director Nanni Moretti ("Caro Diario") is back with a new film, and Indiewire has got an exclusive clip!

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    SIMON SAYS: Nanni Moretti's Cinema of Opposition

    The films of Italian writer/director Nanni Moretti primarily revolve around his own ego and then secondarily around questions of moral responsibility, specifically the extent to which we function in society.

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    Interview: Nanni Moretti Talks 'We Have A Pope,' Berlusconi Film, And Italian Cinema

    With a career spanning almost four decades, it's about time we put the "Nanni Moretti is the Italian Woody Allen" descriptor to rest. Though ultimately a flattering praise, it doesn't exactly paint an accurate picture. Generally composing movies with a perfect blend of comedic and dramatic elements,...

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    Hey, NYC! Win Tickets to IFC's Nanni Moretti Retrospective

    It's been quite a year for Italian master Nanni Moretti. His most recent film, "We Have A Pope," weathered considerable Vatican controversy last year and ended up atop Cahiers du Cinema's 2011 list, and this spring he will head the Cannes jury. The director behind "The So...

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    Nanni Moretti Named Jury President For 65th Cannes Film Festival

    With Sundance just underway, Berlin a couple of weeks off, we're now taking a longer look at to May, when the grand daddy of them all, the Cannes Film Festival, will roll out the red carpet. And it looks like organizers on the Croisette are beginning to put their pieces into position.

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    Janus Films Takes U.S. Rights To Aki Kaurismaki's Cannes Crowd Pleaser 'Le Havre'

    While Sundance Selects Grabs Nanni Moretti's 'Habemus Papum'One of the more puzzling outcomes of the Cannes Film Festival has been the failure of Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre," which was second only to "The Artist" as far as crowd-pleasing hits on the Croisette go, to land a distributor. Sure, Kaurism...

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