“Heaven Can’t Wait”, Spanish film selected for WYD in Lisbon

Heaven can’t wait It is the first film that tells the life of the Italian blessed Carlos Acutis, who died at the age of fifteen of leukemia. Following the express wish of Pope Francis, who canonized him in October 2020, Acutis, also known as the Altruist of God, is also the patron of the World Youth Day to be held in Lisbon between August 1 and 6.

European Dreams Factory, its distributor, announced that the film had been selected to be shown at World Youth Day in Lisbon. WYD, founded by John Paul II, brings together young people from all over the world every three years, and in just one month more than 310,000 participants have registered for this edition and their number is expected to exceed one million.

Directed by Jose Maria Zavala Produced by Custodian Movies, the film has already grossed nearly 40,000 spectators in theaters in Spain alone, and more than 200,000 spectators worldwide, having been shown in countries such as the United States, Mexico, Poland, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Paraguay.

Since its premiere in Spain, on February 24, it has remained for weeks the fifth most watched feature film of all Spanish films released, despite being shown in only 53 cinemas.

A week after its theatrical debut, Heaven does not wait It remained in this mode, although the number of cinemas in which viewers were able to see it increased to 67. This data was published by the Ministry of Culture and was compiled by ComScore.

Heaven can’t wait It is among the top 20 most watched films in Spain this year and can now be viewed on digital platforms such as Amazon Prime, Rakuten TV or Filmin. It is scheduled for its next release in theaters in Brazil, France and Ecuador. The second part, The Heartbeat of Heaven (Sacrificial Miracles Performed by Carlo Acutis), will be released in November, which has already aroused great interest in distributors around the world.

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