The Father stars the effervescent Anthony Hopkins as Anthony, a man who refuses all assistance from his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), as he ages, but 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.
Cleverly, as the trailer goes on, he mistakes another woman as his daughter, this time played by Olivia Williams, so it’s understandable he’s getting confused.
The Father looks superb and is due out in cinemas on January 8th 2021, but that’s assuming that things are back to normal by then… which they won’t be. Either way, I can’t wait to see it, although I’ll have to.
Director: Florian Zeller
Screenplay: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell
Check out the trailer below:
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