Who’d have thought a movie about Pope Benedict and Pope Francis would be the feel-good movie of the Telluride Film Festival? That there was even such a thing at the 46th installment of the Labor Day-weekend movie pilgrimage, which concluded Monday, is something of a rarity. After Monday afternoon’s standing-room-only show — typically the day when ticket-buyers and pass-holders alike cruise into screenings — two lucky audience members walked by, one gesturing Siskel-Ebert-style and saying “Two thumbs up, ‘Two Popes.’ ”RELATED: Banderas, Zellweger, Scorsese, even Bill Gates — the 2019 Telluride Film Fest line-up is oh-so star-studded Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star as Pope Benedict and pontiff-to-be Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Directed by Fernando Meirelles, “The Two Popes” takes on dark nights of the soul as well as then-Cardinal Bergoglio’s actions during the Argentine military’s campaign against its citizens in the 1970s and early 1980s, many of whom were “disappeared.” Even so, the often-playful film delivered the ridiculous pleasure of watching two vets work with and off each other, their characters disagreeing on the direction of the Catholic Church and trading stories about their spiritual journeys. (“My Communion with Andre,” anyone?) The tango, the dance of Pope Francis’ homeland, figures… Read full this story
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