The Father: Anthony Hopkins, Tribute & MVFF Award

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Film Info
Section:Big Nights
Behind the Screens
Festival Encore
Running Time:60 min.


Sir Anthony Hopkins received an Academy Award® for his performance in The Silence of the Lambs, as well as Oscar® nominations for his roles in The Remains of the Day, Nixon, Amistad, and The Two Popes (MVFF42). He was also honored with the Best Actor Award by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts for The Remains of the Day, The Silence of the Lambs, and War & Peace, and has received two Emmy® Awards for The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, in which he portrayed Bruno Hauptmann, and The Bunker, in which he portrayed Adolf Hitler. In addition to reprising the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in both Hannibal and Red Dragon, Hopkins has starred in such films as Howards End, The Mask of Zorro, Legends of the Fall, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Elephant Man, and Thor in his over-50-year career. With Florian Zeller’s screen adaptation of his own play The Father, Hopkins acts opposite fellow Oscar winner Olivia Colman and delivers one of his richest, most unforgettable performances, which Variety described as “flat-out stunning” and a “tour-de-force.” Join us as we pay tribute to an acting legend, Sir Anthony Hopkins, and discuss some of the highlights of his illustrious career—one that’s been consistently full of unforgettable characters and brilliant acting turns.