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Habemus Papam (We Have A Pope)

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    Timeliest DVD: Nanni Moretti's 'We Have A Pope'

    Why is this pope hiding in the bushes? The first comic conceit in Nanni Moretti's delightful and touching 2011 film We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam) is that no one wants to be pope, especially the guy who is elected, Cardinal Melville -- played by the extraordinary Michel Piccoli. There is no ti...

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    Who's Your Favorite Movie Pope?

    When it comes to films about the church, I’m partial to nun films ("The Nun’s Story," "The Sound of Music," "The Trouble With Angels," "Therese," "Black Narcissus") than pope movies, because the pontiff is usually a distant authoritarian rather than a fleshed-out character.

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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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    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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    Criticwire Picks: Stillman's 'Damsels in Distress' Mostly Worth the Wait

    Fourteen years after "The Last Days of Disco," Whit Stillman has a movie in theaters again. And critics generally like it. With a "B" average from Indiewire's Criticwire Network, "Damsels in Distress" is this week’s Criticwire Pick of the Week.

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    Sundance Selects Crowns "Papam" for U.S.

    U.S. rights to director Nanni Moretti's Cannes 2011 feature "Habemus Papam" have been picked up by Sundance Selects. Starring Michel Piccoli as a hesitant fictious pope, the film also stars Moretti and will screen at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.

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    "Habemus Papam" Can't Make Its Hesitant Pope Story Connect

    Editor's Note: This review was originally published during the Cannes Film Festival. "Habemus Papam" opens in limited release on Friday.

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    Cannes | Nanni Moretti on "Habemus Papam": "I wish I had faith, but I just don't"

    Going into Italian director Nanni Moretti's tale of a modern-day Cardinal who flees the Vatican after he's elected to assume the papacy, one might suspect that the film would cast a critical shadow over the Vatican. With the Holy See rocked by financial scandals and a worldwide public relations melt...

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