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THE TWO POPES London Film Festival Premiere

Tricia Tuttle, Fernando Meirelles, Anthony McCarten, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín, Tracey Seaward, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Bryce Dessner and Mark Tildesley

London Film Festival Premiere Screening Monday, October 7, 2019 Embankment Garden Cinema

Photo credit: James Gillham for Netflix

About THE TWO POPES:

Jonathan Pryce, Fernando Meirelles and Juan Minujín

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years.

Jonathan Pryce at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

Fernando Meirelles

Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

*Inspired by true events

In theaters in the US on November 27 and on Netflix December 20

View the Teaser Trailer HERE

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Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward and Dan Lin