April 26, 2012
This is a movie for all creeds....
This fascinating psychological study will leave you pondering long after its conclusion.
Personally, I have never given much thought to the job description of the ?Pope?; realize he has over a billion ?employees? with benefits; monumental ?infallibility?, as the replacement for Simon/ Peter (first Pope), it is impossible for him to error in matters of Church dogma. This is stress at the celestial level!
?We Have a Pope? is powerfully original; written, directed by (and costarring ) Nanni Moretti (as the psychiatrist aiding the newly elected Pope through a major crisis); it is more tragic than comedic and commands the viewer to empathize with the ?man? who has just been elected Pope, by the College of Cardinals, as the voice of God.
?Melville?( profound performance by Michel Piccoli) is immediately overwhelmed with his appointment; he is terrified, dwarfed by what he feels are his inadequacies:
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