Two Popes

Nominee
Best Picture - Drama
Golden Globes
Nominee
Best Actor - Drama
Golden Globes
Nominee
Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globes
A testament to the possibility of deep, rewarding friendship under unlikely, even impossible circumstances.

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The Two Popes

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). 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.

*Inspired by true events
PG-13
Genre
Drama, Religion, Spirituality
Runtime
125
Language
English, Italian
Director
Fernando Meirelles
Producer
Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward, Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward
Writer(s)
Anthony McCarten
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce
Awards:
Nominee, Best Picture - Drama, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Actor - Drama, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Screenplay, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Among the virtues of “The Two Popes,” a sparkling confection with a serious side, is that, given its prosaic title, its crowd-pleasing attributes come as pretty much of a surprise. Though its name suggests a somber ecclesiastical conversation between a pair of elderly clerics, what’s on offer is ...

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