The Two Popes (12A) at Ely Cinema
An intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Inspired by true events.
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. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.
Director: Fernando Meirelles.
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujin
Doors and bar 7pm.
125 mins approx.