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The Father  2020
Director:  Florian Zeller
Producer:
  David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone and Simon Friend
Art Director:
  Astrid Sieben (supervisor)
Editor:
  Yorgos Lamprinos
Music:
  Ludovico Einaudi
Screenplay:
  Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, based on the stage play by Florian Zeller
Director of Photography:
  Ben Smithard
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Cast:
people1 Anthony Hopkins
spacer1 Olivia Colman
spacer1 Mark Gatiss
spacer1 Imogen Poots
people1 Rufus Sewell
spacer1 Olivia Williams
spacer1 Evie Wray
spacer1 Ayesha Dharker
people1 Anthony Hopkins spacer1 Olivia Colman spacer1 Mark Gatiss
spacer1 Imogen Poots people1 Rufus Sewell spacer1 Olivia Williams
spacer1 Evie Wray spacer1 Ayesha Dharker spacer1
people1 Anthony Hopkins spacer1 Olivia Colman
spacer1 Mark Gatiss spacer1 Imogen Poots
people1 Rufus Sewell spacer1 Olivia Williams
spacer1 Evie Wray spacer1 Ayesha Dharker

Synopsis:
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?

Review:
Spectacular performances from Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman could garner them both more Oscar glory. 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 mesmerising chamber piece questions the truth and the nature of reality as it cunningly lays bare the frailty of the human condition.

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