Directed by Nanni Moretti
Not Rated, 104 minutes
Italian with English subtitles
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $7 (regular); $5 (senior); $3 (student/child)
The great French actor Michel Piccoli stars as Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the frontrunner and completely caught off guard, he panics as he is presented to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. To prevent a worldwide crisis, the Vatican calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious or all that committed to find out what is wrong with the new Pope. What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God’s representative on Earth.