Pope Francis’s screen debut in a narrative feature film gets its first official showing on Wednesday night at the Vatican, before the film’s Christmas release.
The pope is on screen, in the middle of the film and again at the end, for about six minutes.
Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed more than 60 feature films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino.
Setting up the shoot, including arranging the cameras within the Vatican amid extensive security, took about a day.
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