Director: Fernando Meirelles
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín
Nominations: Three Oscars; Four Golden Globes
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
The film is a dramatic and visual feast, one that portrays its adversaries as passionate humans.
Wall Street Journal
The Two Popes is movie nirvana…
San Francisco Chronicle
Hopkins and Pryce have sensational chemistry and are rather heavenly inhabiting their character arcs…
The delicate dance between the two veteran actors, both eagerly devouring a late-life jewel of a script, is a joy to behold.