A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
At the Vatican, following the demise of the Pope, the conclave to elect his successor settles on Cardinal Melville. But the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square wait in vain for the new Pope to step out on the balcony. What is going on? Behind the thick walls of the Vatican panic has set in. After uttering a terrible howl of fear, the Cardinal refuses the office. The officials do everything to try to reason with Melville, including a psychoanalyst, appointed by the Vatican... Do we really have a Pope? Written by
I was a bit disappointed by this film because its beginning was very good, but the film's quality started to decline soon and gradually it became a mess. By the end the film was a complete mess and left a bad taste in my mouth. I was disappointed as the beginning promised much more than it was delivered in the.
I was going to this film with different expectations, though, because I expected this film to be more philosophical and to have smarter dialogue. Instead, the film portraits the church as a bunch of idiots. It is a very bland and unoriginal criticism on the Catholic Church. Indeed, today nothing is safer than to beat on religion, a reflection perhaps of the post-modernism of our present days.
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