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The Father

  • All Sites: 01 Apr 2021
Runtime: 97 min
GENRES: Drama
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- 2 x OSCAR WINNER - 

★★★★★ "[Hopkins] is simply stunning" - Stuff.co.nz. 

Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony's grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

2 x OSCAR WINNER- Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins & Best Adapted Screenplay. 
2 x BAFTA Award WINNER -Best Actor & Best Adapted Screenplay 
4 x GOLDEN GLOBE nominee - Best Picture (Drama), Best Actor (Drama) - Anthony Hopkins, Best Supporting Actress – Olivia Colman, & Best Screenplay. 

★★★★★ - Stuff.co.nz
"The Father is undoubtedly Hopkins’ finest hours on film." "A psychological mystery, a truly heart-wrenching drama and a wild emotional ride all at once."

★★★★★ - Times
"A stunning study of a man losing his mind"

★★★★ - Washington Post
"intricate, exquisitely crafted movie" "such a powerful theatrical experience" 

★★★★ (4/4) - Observer
"Running a gamut of emotions, [Hopkins] is egotistical, senile, lovable and infuriating at the same time, but the star never overplays the cornucopia of mixed emotions at his disposal, examining them all with magnificent equanimity."

★★★★ (4/4) -  Globe and Mail
"The results are both mind-bending and heart-rending."

★★★★ - Guardian
"
A brutal, trippy portrait of what it must feel like to lose your grip on reality boasts an Oscar-worthy performance."

★★★★ - The Australian
"A very inventive and accomplished debut for Zeller: an awesomely difficult subject beautifully, movingly brought to the cinema screen."

“Anthony Hopkins is stunning. Florian Zeller makes his auspicious debut as a feature-film director.” - Variety

“Sharp and teasingly diabolical. A stupendous performance from Anthony Hopkins.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Olivia Colman gives an affecting and tender performance.” - Daily Beast

“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

“Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are astonishing.” - Awards Watch

“A powerful piece of storytelling.” - RogerEbert.com

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