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SUNDANCE SELECTS TO RE-RELEASE NANNI MORETTI’S
WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM)


 

Film Will Head to New York's Lincoln Plaza and Have Major Digital Release

New York, NY (March 14, 2013) - Sundance Selects announced today that the company is going to re-release director Nanni Moretti's (Palme d'Or winner THE SON'S ROOM, DEAR DIARY) comedic drama WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM) beginning next Wednesday at New York's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, and nationally on multiple digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, GooglePlay, Sony Play Station and SundanceNOW. Moretti produced the film with Domenico Procacci (GOMORRAH, QUIET CHAOS) and co-wrote the film with Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli. He also stars in it alongside veteran actor Michel Piccoli (CONTEMPT, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE) and Jerzy Stuhr. WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM) had its premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in competition.

In WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM), the newly elected Pope (Piccoli) suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St Peter's balcony to greet the faithful, who have been patiently awaiting the conclave's decision. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst and atheist (Moretti). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own.

President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring said, "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. We're happy to remind people of Nanni Moretti's incredible film."

Sundance Selects is a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.

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About SUNDANCE SELECTS
Established in 2009 and based in New York City, Sundance Selects is a leading U.S. distributor of prestige films focusing on American independents, documentaries and world cinema. Upcoming films include Cristian Mungiu's double Cannes Prize winner BEYOND THE HILLS, which is Romania's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards, and Adam Leon's SXSW and Spirit award-winner GIMME THE LOOT. Previous releases include Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon's CENTRAL PARK FIVE, David France's Oscar-nominated documentary HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, Alison Klayman's AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, Wim Wenders' Oscar nominated documentary PINA, Werner Herzog's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, Cindy Meehl's BUCK, Abbas Kiarostami's CERTIFIED COPY and the Dardennes Brothers THE KID WITH A BIKE. Sundance Selects is a sister label to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.