Anthony Hopkins’ unflinching performance as a man in the grips of dementia powers Florian Zeller’s screen adaptation of his 2012 award-winning play, The Father. This remarkable debut feature, was awarded Best Leading Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay at both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards. Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman). However, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner, her father is in need of the help he refuses. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
‘★★★★★ Hopkins gives a moving, Oscar-winning turn as a man with dementia in a film full of intelligent performances, disorienting time slips and powerful theatrical effects.’ - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
’ Anthony Hopkins is at his outstanding, Oscar-winning best as a confused and paranoid dementia-sufferer in Florian Zeller’s disquieting debut film.‘- Matthew Taylor, Sight & Sound