You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Moretti’s ‘Pope’ blessed by sales

Italo helmer's pic heats up at Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market.

“Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan.

There is serious interest from a U.S. distributor, according to Fandango Portobello’s Janine Gold, who said a slew of other sales, including Latin America, Japan, Russia and Spain, are imminent.

“Pope” stars Michel Piccoli as a panicked, newly elected pontiff and Moretti as his shrink.

“Buyers are responding to the comedic aspects of the film which resonates on a number of levels,” Gold said.

Moretti won the Palme d’Or in 2001 with “The Son’s Room.”

More Film

  • Joanna Vargas, Facialist, Opens Los Angeles

    Meet Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas, Who Has 'About 30' Starry Clients for Oscars

    EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market. “Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan. There is […]

  • Mens Red Carpet Fashion Roundup

    Time to Suit Up: Hollywood’s Men Hit the Refresh Button on Red Carpet

    EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market. “Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan. There is […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Shape of Water

    Foreign-Born Talent Finds a Welcome Place in Entertainment

    EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market. “Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan. There is […]

  • Blade Runner 2049 Harrison Ford

    Sound Is 50% of the Movie, but Hollywood is Often Tone-Deaf

    EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market. “Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan. There is […]

  • Guadalajara -- 2018 -- Ibero-American Fiction

    A First Look at Guadalajara Film Festival's Ibero-American Fiction Competition Selection

    EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market. “Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan. There is […]

  • Dragonkeeper Concept Art Final

    ‘Dragonkeeper,' 'Chandasma,' 'Another Day of Life' Set for Cartoon Movie

    EXCLUSIVE: Sales are heating up on Italo helmer Nanni Moretti’s competition player “We Have a Pope,” which Fandango Portobello expects to close out by the end of the Cannes market. “Pope” has been picked up by Prokino for Germany, Transmission Films for Australia, Thomas Enterprise for South Korea, and Cineplex Development for Taiwan. There is […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content