Habemus Papam

Nanni Moretti
Italy
France
104 min
2011
Habemus Papam
Synopsis: 

Following the death of the Pope, the Conclave meets to elect his successor. A cardinal is chosen who seems unable to bear the weight of such a responsibility. Is it anxiety? Is it depression? Does he feel inadequate? The faithful are waiting for the new Pope to appear on the balcony in St. Peter’s Square. The world is on tenterhooks, while in the Vatican they seek ways to come through the crisis.

Screenplay: Nanni Moretti, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli

Cinematography: Alessandro Pesci

Editing:  Esmeralda Calabria

Music: Franco Piersanti

Costumes: Lina Nerli Taviani

Cast: Michel Piccoli (The pope), Nanni Moretti (The psychanalyst), Jerzy Stuhr (The spokesman), Renato Scarpa (Cardinal Gregori), Margherita Buy (The psychanalyst), Franco Graziosi (Cardinal Bollati), Leonardo Della Bianca (Child), Camilla Ridolfi (Child), Camillo Milli (Cardinal Pescardona), Roberto Nobile (Cardinal Cevasco), Gianluca Gobbi (Guardia svizzera), Ulrich von Dobschütz (Cardinal Brummer), Dario Cantarelli (Actor), Manuela Mandracchia (Actress), Rossana Mortara (Actress)

Producer: Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci, Jean Labadie

Production: Sacher Film, Fandango, Le Pacte

Backing: MEDIA Programme, Eurimages

Distribution: 01 Distribution, Le Pacte

Sales agent: Fandango Portobello Sales