The Two Popes

The Two Popes

December 13, 14, 17 & 19 @ 7:15 pm; December 15 @ 3:45 pm

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.

“A SMART, EMPATHETIC FILM ABOUT THE NEED FOR BOTH RESILIENCE AND UNCERTAINTY IN A FAITHFUL HEART”

- Brian Tallerico, RoberEbert.com

“HOPKINS AND PRYCE’S FINELY TUNED PERFORMANCES ILLUMINATE BENEDICT’S SHREWD INTELLIGENCE AND FRANCIS’S DEEP HUMILITY”

- Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

“EXPLORES THE DIVIDE BETWEEN LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE VALUES WITH HUMOUR, INSIGHT, AND NO SHORTAGE OF HISTORICAL CONTEXT”

- Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics

Directed by Fernando Meirelles

Country: UK | Italy | Argentina | USA
Runtime: 125 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German (in English subtitles), and English

Rated: Not Yet Rated