LONDON (Reuters) – Director Fernando Meirelles is a fan of Pope Francis but says his new film, which tries to get into the head of the Argentine pontiff, also shows some of his weaknesses.
“The Two Popes” is based on the story of Pope Benedict’s 2013 dramatic retirement from the papacy and the ascendancy of Pope Francis and imagines some of the conversations the two men might have had.
“I did the film because I’m a big fan of Pope Francis. I think he’s a very important voice in the world today,” Meirelles said at the London film festival on Monday.
“He sees the planet as one thing and he’s trying to build bridges while everybody wants to build walls. So I decided to make the film to know him better and even to support what he says,” he added.
“It’s very honest. We show the mistakes that he’s done some 30 years ago in Argentina. But in the end, he comes across like somebody we should support,” the Brazilian filmmaker said.
The film, starring Anthony…
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