Socialist Worker

We Have A Pope

by Tom Frank
Issue No. 2283

The Pope’s dead and a new one must be found. But what if God’s envoy on earth doesn’t want the job?

Italian director Nanni Moretti’s exploration of this scenario offers a light-hearted look at Vatican politics and personal inadequacy.

The child abuse scandal is only alluded to, but that isn’t necessarily a weakness. We Have a Pope shows an institution in crisis without landing any specific punches.

It’s also hilariously funny—think Father Ted without the laughter track.

Director Nanni Moretti, in cinemas now

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Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:13 GMT
Issue No. 2283
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