Sundance Selects Re-Releasing Nanni Moretti's 'We Have a Pope'

We Have a Pope - Movie Still - 2011
Cannes Film Festival

The comedy drama about a newly elected pope who suffers a panic attack will return to a theater in New York and be offered on digital platforms.

Jumping on the papal bandwagon, Sundance Selects said Thursday that it will rerelease Italian director Nanni Moretti's We Have a Pope on March 20 at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and nationally on digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, GooglePlay, Sony Play Station and SundanceNow.

Moretti stars in the comedy-drama as a psychoanalyst and atheist who is consulted by a newly elected pope (Michel Piccoli) who suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St. Peter’s balcony following his election.

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The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival under the title Habemus Papum. It opened in the U.S. on April 6, 2012, grossing $548,115 in limited release.

Moretti also produced with Domenico Procacci and co-wrote the feature with Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli.

"Recent world events made it irresistible for us to bring back We Have a Pope, which mirrors what much of the discussion on the world stage has been over the last few weeks," said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. "We're happy to remind people of Nanni Moretti's incredible film."