Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling.

As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her?

THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.


The Father

UNITED KINGDOM FRANCE || Drama || 2021 || 97′


Release Date (U.S.A.)February 26, 2021
Film Rating ► [PG-13] Some strong language, and thematic material


Distributor ► Sony Pictures Classics


Directed by
Florian Zeller

Cast
Anthony Hopkins; Olivia Colman; Mark Gatiss; Rufus Sewell; Imogen Poots; Olivia Williams; Ayesha Dharker; Roman Zeller.

Written by
Christopher Hampton; Florian Zeller (Based on the play by Florian Zeller)

Cinematography by
Ben Smithard

Music by
Ludovico Einaudi


— Oscars 2021 —

►Actor In A Leading Role
ANTHONY HOPKINS
►Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON and FLORIAN ZELLER


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