THE TWO POPES
Director: Fernando Meirelles
US/Italy, Argentina, 126, PG-13
Screenwriter: Anthony McCarten
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín.
If you enjoyed the look behind the scenes of the pomp, untold wealth and global influence of the British royalty in The Crown, hold onto your hats/tiaras/and mitres. Two Popes is a fascinating peek at life at a Vatican, under siege by secularity and scandal. Anthony Hopkins is remarkable as the conservative Benedict XVI, the first Pope to step down in over 600 years. His choice to lead the Church was a surprise: the considerably more liberal Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina (Jonathan Pryce). Director Fernando Meirelles (City of God) reveals the high stakes drama as these two men wrestle with the future of a faith shared by 1.2 billion followers.
2020 Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. “Who knew that serious talk about the future of the Catholic Church could be the source of so much fun?” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.