Jerusalem, 1964: Pope Montini's
trip was the first by a pontiff to the Holy Land.
You're seeing some
scenes from the movie "Paul VI, A Pope in the Storm", a production of the Italian
television RAI and the company Luxvide that will soon come to the United States,
Mexico and Poland.
The actor Fabrizio Gifuni studied for weeks to
overcome one of the biggest challenges of this role.Fabrizio
Actor, Paul VITrying to imagine a pontiff in his private life: who
has ever seen a Pope? Who knows how a Pope moves, how he speaks, how he
lives outside his public office? That was the most fascinating and more complex
aspect of the work.
Pope Benedict XVI, who was appointed cardinal just
by Montini, saw the movie with Vatican officials and with the producers.
Actor, Paul VIIt seems to me that he exactly
said: Congratulations, it was very difficult to be able to interpret the
complexity of these historical passages.
The complexity of those fifteen
years of his pontificate, whichended in 1978, have been the biggest obstacle for the
screenwriters. And that's why the Vatican looked at it with a certain indulgence.