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?

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 mesmerizing chamber piece questions the truth and the nature of reality as it cunningly lays bare the frailty of the human condition.

YEAR 2020

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY United Kingdom/France

RUN TIME 97 min

COMPANY Embankment Films

WEBSITE https://www.embankmentfilms.com/

EMAIL cg@embankmentfilms.com

PHONE +442071834739


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Florian Zeller

Florian Zeller is a French writer and director. He is, according to the Times, "the most exciting playwright of our time." He has written more than 10 plays, which have been staged in more than 45 countries. His black-comedy play The Father is one of the outstanding hits of recent years. It has won several awards in Paris, London, and New York. The Father is his first film as a director.