A One Hour Introduction: Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope



25 February, 1.15 pm to 4.30 pm

Mechanics Institute Library, Bradford


“I am not a director. I am one who makes films when he has something to say.” – Nanni Moretti


Nanni Moretti has been described as the most important Italian director of the last thirty years and one of the best distributed of Italian filmmakers in the UK in recent years. His films are often funny, even satirical, idiosyncratic and very personal, often relating to his own family personal joys – running his own cinema, riding around Rome on his Vespa and making films. He is an independent, working outside the mainstream industries, awarded with The Palme d’Or for The Son’s Room (2001) and best director for Dear Diary (1993)


In this One Hour introduction, we look at Moretti’s career to date, including a classic short film and up to his latest Mia Madre (2015) that delightfully skewers American actors. The afternoon concludes with the under-valued We Have a Pope (2011) an entertaining, affectionate and, yet, satirical view of the conclave to select a new Pope. In this case, a very reluctant successor.


Tea and coffee will be provided. Tickets: Full Price £9, Concession: £6.


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