The Two Popes
Director: Fernando Meirelles
2019, 126 minutes, Digital, PG-13
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins
Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (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 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.
“This lively, intriguing and insistently humanistic flight of fancy… brims with wit, warmth and some tantalizing what-ifs.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post