An elderly man in a dressing gown with his hands together

The Father (12)

Director: Florian Zeller
France / UK English (2020)
Sunday 26 September 2021 6pm
Screen One
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Tickets: £5, £3 NHS and Key Workers

Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss

This screening is captioned.

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1 hour 37 mins

The Father is a deeply moving and honest look at a man who is struggling to navigate his confusing and changing circumstances. 

Living with his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman), Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is stubborn in his assertion that the flat is his own whilst beginning to doubt his very surroundings. The father/daughter dynamic is tested as the reversal in roles begins to take hold along with the deterioration of Anthony’s memory. Florian Zeller flawlessly transitions The Father from stage (Le Père) to screen, never allowing the audience to get comfortable as we begin to question Anthony’s reality and the ever-changing walls of the flat.