From director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes a story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. 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 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.

From director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes a story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. 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 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.

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Awards

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NOMINATED
| GOLDEN FROG MAIN COMPETITION | C├ęsar Charlone
Hamptons International Film Festival
WINNER
| AUDIENCE AWARD BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE | Fernando Meirelles
Heartland Film
WINNER
| TRULY MOVING PICTURE AWARD | Fernando Meirelles
Hollywood Film Awards
WINNER
| SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR | Anthony McCarten
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society
NOMINATED
| BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | Anthony McCarten
Middleburg Film Festival
WINNER
| AUDIENCE AWARD NARRATIVE FEATURE | Fernando Meirelles
Mill Valley Film Festival
WINNER
| AUDIENCE AWARD U.S. CINEMA | Fernando Meirelles