‘Papa Joe’ director Peter Jackson is back in cinemas as part of a global festival
Film and TV director Peter Hayman returns to cinemas with his new film ‘Papal Ensemble’, which is being shown in select cinemas across the world, following a long break.
The film follows papal ensembles, which were set up in the Middle Ages to provide assistance to the pope and the Pope of Rome, the second-in-command.
It also stars the acclaimed film actor John Lithgow and the late actor and actor-comedian Paul Greengrass.
A trailer for the film was released earlier this week and it shows the papal assembly, led by Archbishop Joachim Hagens, discussing the plight of the homeless and the poor.
“The film is about how the papacy has transformed and shaped the world we live in, with its extraordinary ability to speak directly to the people on the street, to offer solutions to the problems that people face,” Hayman said.
“It’s about the power of the papate to speak to the world through the voice of the church, and to speak with the voice that we hear in the world.”
The film will open in theatres from September 3 and 4.
It will be shown in over 70 countries, including the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Australia, Russia, and South Korea.
Hayman’s new film is based on the book ‘The Papacy’ by David J Evans, who has also written the new ‘Paschal Ensemble’ script.
Evans was an adviser on the film’s design.
It is also being shown at the Cannes Film Festival and is due to be released in the UK on August 14.