The Two Popes

Synopsis

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award®-nominated director of City of God, and three-time Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

“As an extraordinary piece of writing – and an even more impressive showcase for its actors – it eloquently communicates the importance of giving people something to believe in.”
-Variety

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The Two Popes: Sat, Oct 26 @ 5:15 pm

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