This biographical drama starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins won Academy Award and BAFTA nominations, receiving both Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice awards. An intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. In 2012, frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission from Pope Benedict to retire. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope 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.