The Two Popes
- UK / Italy / Argentina / USA
- 2h 5min
- Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
- Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín
- Language: Latin, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German
- UK release: 20 December 2019
Pope Benedict XVI (Hopkins) hangs out with the man who will become his successor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pryce). Set against the backdrop of the church’s sex abuse scandals, the story is more about the difficulty of being Pope. A buoyant film with Hopkins and Pryce on award-worthy form.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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