Angelina Jolie was honored to meet with Pope Francis. According to La Repubblica, the famous actress and director presented her new movie "Unbroken" at the Vatican. And although the pontiff himself could not attend the show because of important negotiations with the cardinal of Paris, he received Jolie after the session and presented her with a rosary.
The meeting with the head of the Roman Catholic Church was also attended by two daughters of Angelina Jolie - Shiloh and Zakhara. The director told the pontiff the story of her movie's protagonist Louis Zamperini, who served in the US Air Force during World War II. His plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and Zamperini, along with several colleagues, spent 47 days without food or water in the open ocean, until his boat washed up on the coast of a Japanese island, and he was captured by the enemy. Later in his book, he argued that faith helped him overcome all difficulties.
"The opportunity to present the movie at the Vatican is a great honor and a worthy way to honor the memory of Louis, whose life embodies the strength of the human spirit, backed by faith," Jolie herself commented on the outcome of the meeting.
As a reminder, Unbroken got off to a huge start in North America, earning significantly more than predicted in its opening weekend.
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