A decade ago Pope Benedict XVI (formerly Cardinal Ratzinger) sensationally decided to retire. In this superbly acted and beautifully shot re-imagining of the private meetings between Benedict (Hopkins) and the Argentinian Cardinal Bergoglio we witness the vulnerability of the men who carry the adulation of so many believers. Bergoglio (Pryce) went on to be appointed Pope Francis I. The sparring dialogue between the men is developed with skill, wit and subtlety. The clever use of colour and location makes this film a very visual treat too. Not to be missed.
This screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín
Director: Fernando Meirelles