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Directed by Italian filmmaker Daniele Luchetti, Call Me Francesco details the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio until his election to the papacy in 2013.
At the premiere, Luchetti expressed his hope that the movie would be “an emotional moment" in following “the footsteps of a man we admire." While all the details of the Pope’s life are not known, the Italian director said he was optimistic that the film would explain “how he came to be and for what reasons."
For Argentine actor Rodrigo de la Serna, portraying the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio on the silver screen was a dream come true. “It’s crazy, I never imagined in my life to be here at the Vatican, much less portraying Jorge Mario Bergoglio. It’s a dream!" de la Serna told Catholic News Service. Seeing how well the movie was received by the 7,000 guests, he said, was “something that I will never forget."