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Boomers Film Group - The Two Popes

Sunday, 11 June, 2023 22 Sivan 5783

5:30 PM - 8:00 PMZOOM

The Two Popes is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles. It follows Pope Benedict XVI, played by Anthony Hopkins, as he attempts to convince Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, played by Jonathan Pryce, to reconsider his decision to resign as an archbishop as he confides his own intentions to abdicate the papacy.

Although much of the content is based on historic events, including speeches and philosophical debates that were published, most other aspects were fictionalized. In its coverage of the film, Time pointed out that the two popes' relationship has not been as smooth as in the fictionalized version.

The performances of Pryce and Hopkins, as well as McCarten's screenplay, received high praise from critics, and all three men received nominations for their work at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and British Academy Film Awards.

The Two Popes can be watched on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/watch/80174451 .

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