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The Father

M 97 MIN
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Synopsis

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.

Awards

2021 Academy Award® WINNER
Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

2021 Academy Award® WINNER
Anthony Hopkins BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

2021 Academy Award® Nominee
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

2021 Academy Award® Nominee
Olivia Coleman BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

2021 Academy Award® Nominee
Yorgos Lamprinos BEST FILM EDITING

2021 Academy Award® Nominee
David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi & Phillippe Carcassonne BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

2021 Academy Award® Nominee
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE 

2021 Golden Globe® Nominee
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

2021 Golden Globe® Nominee
Anthony Hopkins  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

2021 Golden Globe® Nominee
Olivia Colman  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

2021 Golden Globe® Nominee
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton  BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

2021 SAG Awards Nominee
Anthony Hopkins  OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

2021 SAG Awards Nominee
Olivia Colman  OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Reviews


"Running a gamut of emotions, [Hopkins] is egotistical, senile, loveable and infuriating at the same time, but the star never overplays the cornucopia of mixed emotions at his disposal, examining them all with magnificent equanimity"

- Observer



""The Father" provides sensitive, superbly compassionate insight into many things, including the fragility of dignity, the ghost prints left by grief and love, and the abiding mysteries of consciousness itself."

- The Washington Post



"A very inventive and accomplished debut for Zeller; an awesomely difficult subject beautifully, movingly brought to the cinema screen"

- David Stratton



"The final scenes of the movie are among the most heartbreakingly vulnerable of Hopkins’ career. You can scarcely believe it’s him. Which is probably the point"

- AV Club


Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 1st April

Duration

97 min

Rating

M

Cast

Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins, Rufus Sewell

Director

Florian Zeller

Genre

Drama

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