The Popes have been running from the law for the past many years but reality is catching up with them, as their two sons get older and become aware of the world around them. With this setup, comes great tension and the choices of these two parents and their children are portrayed with great empathy.
Every single character is relateable and their actions are understandable, making the movie feel real. Even after so many years and multiple viewings, I find the movie fresh, engrossing and totally convincing. Everyone involved deliver amazing performances.
The atmosphere is just a perfect blend of melancholy, loss and hope, and it comes to life through these characters in a way that is seldom seen, as complex, deep feelings are brought to life on the screen. The movie has so much heart and I cannot recommend it enough.
And that last scene is total perfection.
Online: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Updated: Saturday, October 25, 2018 - Wrote a new review after a recent viewing