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The Father (12A) #1


The Father (12A)

2020 | The Father | Rating 12A.
Director: Florian Zeller
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman, Mark Gatiss
Genre: Drama

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Antony Hopkins gives one of the most vulnerable and emotional performances of his career as a man whose world starts to shift and change around him under the sway of dementia. It’s a structurally powerful piece of storytelling with a powerhouse performance at its centre, matched by a supporting ensemble that doesn’t have a weak link.

What starts as a relatively straightforward drama shifts on-screen to become a  literal representation of dementia. The confusion about who people are, what day it is, etc. becomes reflected in the storytelling, locking us into the increasingly troubled POV of Anthony. 

Event Information

Winner Best Actor Oscar Anthony Hopkins 2021
Winner Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller 2021

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