New Anti-Catholic Film Critical of Blessed Pius IX
Edit: it's based on a true story, just like Spotlight. Spielberg, who is directing this upcoming film, has a penchant for anti-Catholic films. Why wouldn't he be anti-Catholic? But he really doesn't meet with much of an adverse reaction when he does these things. Imagine if the show were on the other foot? If someone were to make a film about a forced famine in the Ukraine during the 30s, and it certainly deserves a major film treatment, it is very unlikely it would be made owing to the religious sensibility and the anti-Christian and anti-Catholic proclivity of the overseers who caused it to happen.
Edgardo Montara became a Catholic priest. Sounds like a happy ending to us.
Will there be a papal reaction to this film? We can only hope not.
[Catholic Herald] Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance is to play the part of Pope Pius IX in a new film produced by Steven Spielberg.
The film tells the story of a Jewish boy in Italy in 1858 who is taken from his parents, raised Catholic and then becomes a priest.
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara is expected to go into production at the start of 2017 and the filming will begin this summer.