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Pope Francis Biopic ‘Call Me Francesco’ Gets February U.S. Premiere

8 February 2016 10:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American premiere of “Call Me Francesco,” the biopic based on the life of Pope Francis, will launch the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival on Feb. 21 at the Chinese Six Theaters at Los Angeles.

Directed by Italian filmmaker Daniele Luchetti, “Call Me Francesco” chronicles the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as a young man in Buenos Aires before finding his calling to become a Jesuit priest, and follows him as he rose through the ranks of archbishop and cardinal struggling with difficult decisions in the face of military dictatorship before, in 2013, becoming the first pontiff ever from the Americas.

Argentinian actor Rodrigo De la Serna (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) stars in the title role. The film is produced by Pietro Valsecchi for Medusa in collaboration with Mediaset’s Taodue and is distributed by Medusa in Italy.

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