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.
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."