The Father

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture of the Year & Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

April 26, 2021 8:30 pm

Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the care aids 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.

“ANTHONY HOPKINS IS STUNNING. FLORIAN ZELLER MAKES HIS AUSPICIOUS DEBUT AS A FEATURE-FILM DIRECTOR.”

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“SHARP AND TEASINGLY DIABOLICAL. A STUPENDOUS PERFORMANCE FROM ANTHONY HOPKINS.”

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“OLIVIA COLMAN GIVES AN AFFECTING AND TENDER PERFORMANCE.”

Kevin Fallon, Daily Beast

Directed by: Florian Zeller

Country: UK | France

Language: In English

Genre(s): Drama

Runtime: 97 minutes

Rated: PG: violence; coarse language