When Netflix "met" Pope Francis

It is worth mentioning the Netflix film which was nominated for an Oscar and stars the head of the Catholic Church


The award-winning Netflix movie of 2019 starring Pope Francis played by Jonathan Price.

While Pope Francis's historic visit to Cyprus is in progress, it is worth mentioning the Netflix film which was nominated for an Oscar and stars the head of the Catholic Church.

The Two Popes (original title: The Two Popes) is a biographical, dramatic film, co-produced by Italy, America and Britain, of 2019, directed by Fernando Meiregues and written by Anthony McCarten, based on the play (The Pope) of the latter , which went up in 2019 at Royal & Derngate.

The plot of the film begins when Benedict XVI takes over the papal throne and the events that emerged, during his tenure, from the scandal of documents that leaked to the Vatican, with Benedict XVI, played by Anthony Hopkins, trying to persuade Francisco, played by Jonathan Price, not to relinquish the title of Cardinal.

Specifically, in 2013 the liberal Cardinal Bergoglio and later Pope Francis travels from Argentina to the Vatican to inform the Pope, the conservative Benedict VI of German origin, about his decision to retire. But he does not know that the Pope has similar thoughts about his own case. Benedict will become the first pope to step down after 700 years of uninterrupted surrender and seek his successor.

The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August 2019. In November of the same year, it had a limited run in theaters in the United States and the United Kingdom.

In December 2019, Netflix took over its global distribution via streaming. The film received rave reviews, especially for its roles as Hopkins and Price, as well as for its McCarten script. All three, in their field, were nominated for Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. Despite the film's many nominations, it had the only award for screenplay at the Hollywood Film Awards.

It is noted that the film has quite good reviews on IMDb with its rating being 7,6 / 10 while at Rotten Tomatoes its rating is 89%.

Source: economytoday