Bingers, we all have our favorite Netflix film. For me, it’s The King starring Timothy Chalamet. It’s so good it got me surprised that it didn’t get a wide release. As it turns out, it is becoming the trend for big movies to head straight to streaming sites such as Netflix! Now, at the 15th Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Netflix will be debuting two original films: The Two Popes and Dead Kids.
The highly-anticipated Netflix film from Fernando Mereilles, director of City of Gods, had a gala screening last November 13 at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay. The film is part of the 15th Cinema One Originals Film Festival. It stars two Hollywood icons: Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce and presents a story inspired by true events.
Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict 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 elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.
Two Popes Debuts at the 15th Cinema One Originals | Credit: Netflix
Catch Two Popes at the film festival on Novembed 16 and on Netflix starting this December 20.
From the director of the critically-acclaimed Birdshot, Mikhail Red, comes an original Netflix and Globe Studios film. Bingers, watch out for Dead Kids. The film is Red’s take on the complexities of the generation filled with entitlement and insecurity. He said, “(Dead Kids) is a story of young lives running wild yet cut short with their potentials unfulfilled. It is a crime story in the age of social media and a bleak vision of the Filipino youth’s psyche. It is a commentary on the youth’s views on masculinity, morality, and vigilante justice paralleled with today’s political climate.“
Dead Kids Debuts at the 15th Cinema One Originals | Credit: Netflix
The film has a gala screening on Sunday, November 17 during the Cinema One Originals Film Festival and streams on Netflix on December 1.