Sony Pictures Classics is swinging for the Dolby Theater with this one. With the amount of buzz it’s getting it will surely be an upset for this to be snubbed altogether at the Oscars. A powerful trailer depicting the relationship between a concerned daughter and a father who’s mental health is failing but who fights to cling on to himself in more ways than one.
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.
The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, & Olivia Williams.
It is written by Christopher Hampton(Atonement) and Florian Zeller and directed by Florian Zeller.
I won’t bore you by telling you about Hopkins’ and Coleman’s performance. Just watch and be amazed.
The Father gets a limited release on December 18th.
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Having studied film in Florida, with a focus on writing and directing, and having worked on many projects of all sizes and scope, Raul has a well rounded understanding of cinema. He is also a huge fan of American Football and believes Tom Brady to be the indisputable G.O.A.T.