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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.Written by
Jonathan Pryce commented on his physical resemblance to Pope Francis at the Toronto International Film Festival: "The day Pope Francis was declared Pope, the Internet was full of images of me and him, and 'Is Jonathan Pryce the Pope?' Even my son texted me, 'Dad are you the Pope?'" See more »
When Cardinal Bergoglio quotes the Bible to Pope Benedict he says it is from Isaiah 41 Chapter 10. It should of course be Chapter 41 Verse 10. See more »
The Two Popes directed by Fernando Meirelles (known for the movies City of God, The Constant Gardener) is about Pope Benedict XVI ( a German )and Pope Francis( from Argentina). Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI looked majestic in his white robe and was extremely convincing as someone stoic in his demeanor . But then again Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal in the movie Silence of the lambs felt very real too. Jonathan Pryce ( role of the husband in the movie The wife) as Pope Francis , humble but flexible in thinking was very good.
The movie focused on personalities of the two Popes and shows how difficult it is to change and to compromise. Conversations between two humans, impeccable in their ways of life , was very down to earth and interesting.
I remember watching with my dad the election of Pope Francis and significance of white chimney smoke as explained by News channel reporters on TV in 2013.
Having visited Vatican city during April 2019, i enjoyed the cinematography of Sistine Chapel and whole Vatican which was truly amazing in real and on the big screen. Screenplay is great. Excellent acting by Anthony Hopkins. Movie was 2 hr 5 minutes long. Editing some of Pope Francis when young shown in black and white would have made the movie really interesting and perfect for me.
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