The Charlotte Film Society Presents: WE HAVE A POPE (Habemus Papam)
Directed by Nanni Moretti (Italy | France)
(102 mins.) In Italian with English subtitles
3:00 PM and 7:30 PM Saturday, March 16th, 2013 (box office opens at 7:00pm)
Location: Theatre Charlotte • 501 Queens Road • Charlotte
(Please note: This is an UNHOSTED event and this is for informaitonal purposes only. If you would like to meet others there, please write it in your comment and hopefully you can all pick a place to meet. Again, it is UNHOSTED by the Italian Social Club.)
Synopsis: Nanni Moretti (THE SON’S ROOM, CARO DIARIO) joins forces with the great French actor Michel Piccoli (CONTEMPT, I’M GOING HOME) to tell the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the front runner and completely caught off guard, he panics as he’s presented to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. To prevent a world wide crisis, the Vatican’s spokesman calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious or all that committed, played by Moretti, to find out what is wrong with the new Pope. As the world nervously waits outside, inside the therapist tries to find a solution. But Cardinal Melville is adamant: he does not want the job, or at least needs time to think it over. What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God’s representative on Earth. HABEMUS PAPAM is the latest film by Moretti to make won- derful use of humor while dealing with serious issues and continue to showcase his deep humanism. “Tender, funny and timely.” – The Hollywood Reporter.
Discussion after the film will be led by Kent Brintnall, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte.
$5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash, credit card, or check)