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The Father (2020)

Updated: May 23

PG-13 | 1hr 37min | 9/10 | #Drama #Mystery

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

Released in 2020, "The Father" is an emotionally gripping drama that provides a window into the mind of Anthony, an elderly man grappling with the bewildering effects of dementia. The film masterfully portrays the confusion and disorientation of dementia, as Anthony's reality constantly shifts and fractures. With a powerful performance by Anthony Hopkins, "The Father" invites audiences into the protagonist's fragmented perception of his world, making it a profound exploration of identity, memory, and loss.


STAFF REVIEW:

"The Father" is a cinematic masterpiece that challenges the conventions of storytelling with its innovative narrative structure and compelling direction by Florian Zeller. Anthony Hopkins delivers one of the finest performances of his career, perfectly capturing the vulnerability and complexity of a man losing his grip on reality. Olivia Colman, as his daughter Anne, provides a poignant counterbalance, reflecting the pain and love of someone watching their loved one disappear before their eyes. "The Father" is not just a film; it's an emotional journey that stays with you long after the credits roll.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Florian Zeller

Written by:

- Florian Zeller

- Christopher Hampton (based on Zeller's play)

Starring:

- Anthony Hopkins as Anthony

- Olivia Colman as Anne

- Mark Gatiss as The Man

- Olivia Williams as The Woman

Produced by:

- David Parfitt

- Jean-Louis Livi

- Philippe Carcassonne

- Christophe Spadone

- Simon Friend

Production Companies:

- Film4

- F Comme Film

- Ciné-@

- Trademark Films

Cinematography: Ben Smithard

Edited by:

- Yorgos Lamprinos

Music by: Ludovico Einaudi

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics

Release date: February 26, 2021 (United States)

Run Time: 1hr 37min

Country:

- United Kingdom

- United States

- France

Languages:

- English

Budget: $6 million

Box office: $36.4 million


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