Sunday, March 3, 2013
(April 23, 2011)
I ran into an article in the Guardian, a Brit news source, about the mixed reviews of the new movie in Italian – Habemus Papam – (We have a pope.)
Alas, cannot find a video with English subtitles. The storyline is about a newly elected pope with panic/anxiety attacks who requires the services of a shrink.
The best of the best shrink available is played by director Nanni Moretti. I think that the storyline has the pope ending up going to the shrink’s ex-wife, Margherita Buy, for therapy and in the end the pope resigns a job he did not really want and could not handle.
That is a very human theme. (If popes cannot be human, then how could Jesus have been human? Myth reflecting reality or reality reflecting myth?)