Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope is a run away success at Cannes Film Festival.

by Marianne Wi

Nanni Moretti has taken Cannes and the world by storm this year, his latest film Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope has so far been sold to 36 countries, that is by anyones standard a massive success. Moretti broke down in tears after the film was shown last week to an impressed audience in Cannes where it is in competition, there was a 10 minutes standing ovation and Moretti was feeling the love for sure, as he openly cried. Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope will open on the 7th September 2011 in France followed by Germany, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Israel and many other cool interesting places. Some Italian journalists slated the film and have as always played down Morettis huge International success, however I think you will agree 36 countries speaks volumes, leaving most other films in its wake. Morretti has always struggled with his compatriots, he is a little bit like Marmite, you either love him or hate him one thing is for sure you cannot ignore this mans massive success.

Your want to know more about  Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope     read the review here.

Fabio Fazio speaks to Nanni Moretti in Italian, time to test yourself.

2 Comments to “Habemus Papam, We Have a Pope is a run away success at Cannes Film Festival.”

  1. Sounds like maybe there’s one very big, uncool, uninteresting place. And I don’t mean Canada.

    • LOL, I am sure both Canada and the USA will buy it in the end. It was interesting to note while trying to establish which countries have purchased this film, to see that in Switzerland where the Italian section (6.5% of the overall population) saw it released on the 20th May 2011 the French speaking section (20.4%) will need to wait until the 7the September 2011 for their religious serving, leaving the German (63.7) and Romansh (0.05) part of Switzerland out in the cold.

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