The Father

  • Florian Zeller
  • UK, France
  • 2020.
  • 97'
  • The Father

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Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is mischievous, cynical and stubborn. And 80 years old. It is a combination which his worried daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) unsuccessfully tries to navigate to get him to accept at least one of the numerous carers she persistently brings to his London flat. Anne is moving to Paris and will not be able to visit him daily. But Anthony’s memory is not what it used to be; memories flood and recede like ebb and tide, and his perception of reality gradually collapses. The Father is an impressive feature film by French novelist, playwright, and director Florian Zeller, based on Zeller’s play many compare to King Lear. The film premiered at Sundance.

Florian Zeller

An award-winning French novelist, playwright and director. He won the prestigious Interallié Prize in 2004 for his novel The Fascination of Evil. His play The Father is one of the outstanding hits of recent years and was described by the Guardian as the most acclaimed new play of the last decade. The Father is his first film as a director.

The Father

Florian Zeller
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
Ben Smithard
Yorgos Lamprinos
David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone, Simon Friend, Alice Dawson
F comme Film, Trademark Films, Ciné-@
Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2020; Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2020; San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2020; Telluride Film Festival 2020

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