"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." - Hollywood Reporter
"Entrancingly different – brought to life by a handful of brilliant performances and some very impressive sleight-of-hand." - IndieWire
6 Oscar® Nominations!
Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins
Best Supporting Actress - Olivia Coleman
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Film Editing
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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.