The Father

2020 Drama

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. 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.

Our Review

by Deirdre Molumby
Star Rating:

'The Father' is thrilling, dramatic, and heart-wrenching

‘The Father’ depicts the relationship between the elderly Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) and his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) as the former's mind disintegrates as a result of his dementia. As unfamiliar faces appear in his apartment, and the relationship between reality and fiction, as well as past, present and future, become ever more equivocal, Anthony remains resolute, proud and unwilling to accept outside help.

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