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Led by towering performances from Academy Award Winners Anthony Hopkins (Elephant Man, Silence of the Lambs) and Olivia Coleman (The Favourite) and artfully helmed by writer-director Florian Zeller, The Father delivers a devastating yet compassionate portrayal of dementia that will leave audiences floored. A critically-adored masterpiece that’s garnered multiple award nominations.
Based on the Tony, Olivier and Moliere award-winning play of the same name, the film follows Anthony (Hopinks), a mischievous man of 80, who lives alone in his London apartment and refuses each of the nurses that his daughter Anne (Coleman) tries to impose upon him. But as his mind begins to unravel and his sense of reality is slipping away, both father and daughter are forced to contend with an uncertain future, and with their enduring love for each other.
The film also stars Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle), Imogen Poots (Green Room) and Mark Gatiss (The Favourite), with a script by Florian Zeller and Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement).
The Father premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
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