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The Two Popes (12A)

06 Dec
12 Dec 2019

Directed by

Fernando Meirelles

The Two Popes

*Nominated for 4 Golden Globes*

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergolglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind the Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness. as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

"The Two Popes is an exuberant Vatican-set buddy movie that attempts to lift the lid on the inner workings of the Holy See. ***** 5 stars" Kevin Maher, The Times