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Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins) and Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman).

Almost 80, mischievous, caustic, and defiantly living alone, Anthony (Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins) rejects each and every hired caretaker that his daughter, Anne (Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman), lovingly introduces. Anne is desperate for help. She can’t make daily visits anymore, and Anthony’s grip on reality is unraveling. Given the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can he cling to? Anne grieves the loss of her father as he lives and breathes before her—but doesn’t she have the right to live her own life?

The Father is the astonishing feature debut of writer-director Florian Zeller, based on his award-winning play, which rightfully begged comparisons to King Lear. Mind-boggling, heartbreaking and uncompromisingly poignant, this mesmerizing chamber piece questions the truth and the nature of reality as it cunningly lays bare the frailty of the human condition.

"Entrancingly different – brought to life by a handful of brilliant performances and some very impressive sleight-of-hand." — IndieWire

"Anthony Hopkins is unforgettable. A towering piece of acting that is as precise and exacting as it is enveloping." — Vanity Fair

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom, France
  • Director
    Florian Zeller
  • Screenwriter
    Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
  • Cast
    Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
  • Cinematographer
    Ben Smithard
  • Editor
    Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Composer
    Ludovico Einaudi