Frustrated with the direction of the Catholic 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. Behind Vatican walls, they must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church in this new film from Fernando Meirelles (City of God). ‘The delicate dance between the two veteran actors, both eagerly devouring a late-life jewel of a script, is a joy to behold.’ (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)