An Italian film director has said that his latest effort is a bid to prod Italian police to reopen their investigation into the case of Emanuela Orlandi, the teenage daughter of a Vatican employee, who disappeared in 1983.
Roberto Faenza's movie, The Truth Is in the Sky, explores
the efforts by journalists to explain the girl's disappearance.
film's title is taken from a phrase used by Pope Francis when he met
with the Orlandi family.
Italian investigators have long suspected that Emanuela Orlandi was
abducted by a Mafia gang, and speculation about her disappearance has
included theories about a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II, the
possible entanglement of the Vatican bank, corruption within the Roman
police force, and suspicions of a pedophile ring.
But prosecutors have
not produced solid evidence to support any of these theories, and
earlier this year an Italian court affirmed a decision to suspend the
Pietro Orlandi, the brother of the missing girl, called upon the
Vatican to release its own dossier on the case.
Last year the chief
Vatican prosecutor, Gian Piero Milano, said that his investigation into
the "delicate and largely unresolved case" is still continuing.