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Sunday 23rd February 5:00 PM

The Two Popes 

Director: Fernando Meirelles Country: UK/Itaily
Cert: 12A Year: 2019 Length: 125 mins Language: Latin/English/Others
The Two Popes

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 105KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 92.95% Attendance: 120



  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


If I tell you this is basically a dialogue between Pope Benedict and (soon to be) Pope Francis you might expect some weighty discussions...but would you expect comedy? If I tell you they are played by Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, you will expect some great acting. All of this is true here:

"Fernando Meirelles' film deftly pulls off the knotty challenge of dealing lightly with complex dynamics and weighty themes, all delivered by pitch-perfect performances from two veteran British thesps. Funny, engrossing and thoughtful, the result is Meirelles' most entertaining and watchable film since 'City Of God'" - Ian Freer, Empire.

Netflix have finally realised they have to allow their films to show in real cinemas so come and along and enjoy this one while we can.


open_quote There's a simple pleasure in watching these two actors bring levity to godly men in their stiff robes. close_quote Clarisse Loughrey, Independent

open_quote With great writing, smart direction and late career-high performances from Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, it's a high-end treat. close_quote Ian Freer, Empire.



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