The Father


CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Wed, Oct 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This screening is SOLD OUT!
CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Sun, Oct 18, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:97 min.
Director:Florian Zeller
Screenwriter:Florian Zeller
Christopher Hampton
Cinematographer:Ben Smithard
Cast:Anthony Hopkins
Olivia Colman
Imogen Poots
Rufus Sewell
Olivia Williams
Mark Gatiss
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


Screening note: This film will screen virtually on Wednesday, October 14, between 6:00pm and 8:15pm PT, and on Sunday, October 18, between 4:00pm and 6:15pm PT.


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In what will be remembered as one of his finest roles, Anthony Hopkins stars alongside fellow Oscar® winner Olivia Colman in this powerful examination of a caring father-daughter relationship as he grapples with a life that’s become increasingly racked by confusion and disorientation. Spry octogenarian Anthony (Hopkins) loves the freedom of living alone in his spacious London apartment, but with recent lapses in memory and lucidity, his devoted daughter Anne (Colman, exceptional as always) has an uphill battle trying to convince her stubborn father to accept the help of a caretaker before her imminent move to Paris. Adapting his darkly humorous and profoundly stirring play Le père for the screen, renowned French playwright Florian Zeller makes a successful transition into the director’s chair. Aided by Hopkins’ astounding performance, Zeller places the audience into Anthony’s mind, artfully and sympathetically navigating his mental decline in ways that no other film has ever fully accomplished.


A Telluride Film Festival selection


See also: The Father: Anthony Hopkins, Tribute & MVFF Award

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Additional Information

Florian Zeller is an award-winning French novelist, playwright, and director. He is, according to the Times of London, "the most exciting playwright of our time.” He has written more than 10 plays, including The Father, The Mother, The Truth, The Lie, The Height of the Storm, and most recently, The Son. His plays have been staged in more than 45 countries. The Father was described as "the most acclaimed new play of the last decade" by The Guardian, and has won several awards in Paris, London, and New York. The Father is Zeller’s first film as a director.