Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes is the winner of the MIAMI GEMS 2019 Gigi Guermont Audience Award, at Miami Film Festival (MFF)’s annual fall extension. The festival took place October 10 to 13.
Inspired by a true story, The Two Popes is a riveting character drama which sees Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce in a verbal battle of wits over the future direction of the Catholic Church. The film is produced by Netflix.
Festival audiences also chose Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (Neon) as first runner-up, with Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy (Amazon) and Craig Brewer’s Dolemite is My Name (Netflix) tied for second runner-up.
Last year’s MIAMI GEMS Gigi Guermont Audience Award winner, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum, went on to receive an Academy Award nomination in the recently re-named Best International Feature Film category.