The Two Popes: trailer

Upcoming Netflix movie The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, will get a limited cinema release on December 5 ahead of its Netflix premiere on December 20.

Inspired by true events, this is written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Fernando Meirelles.

Not to be confused with The New Pope due on SBS.

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 elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

Winner of five audience awards including: for US Cinema, Mill Valley Film Festival, for Best Narrative Feature, Hamptons International Film Festival, for Best Narrative Film, Middleburg Film Festival.

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