WHO’S IN IT?
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Juan Minujín (Lamb of God), Sidney Cole (The Legend of 1900), Lisandro Fiks (A Twelve-Year Night), Maria Ucedo (Paco), Federico Torre (The Borgia)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Fernando Meirelles (City of God), director; Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), writer; Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin), Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) and Tracey Seaward (Philomena), producers; Bryce Dessner (The Kitchen), composer; César Charlone (The Constant Gradener), cinematographer; Fernando Stutz (Neurotic Quest for Serenity), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 2012, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pryce) meets with Pope Benedict XVI (Hopkins) to request permission to retire from the Catholic Church. Both men find their differing views of the world clashing, but they ultimately must come to an understanding if the organisation can move forward in a rapidly-changing world…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce play Popes past and present in an insightful new drama that manages the seemingly-impossible and makes a film about two elderly gentlemen having a chat feel extremely cinematic.