• The Father

The Father

by Florian Zeller Gala Premieres

Stubborn to the point of challenging, Anthony barks at his caring daughter Anne. He is about to turn 80, lives in a beautiful London apartment and suffers from degenerative memory loss. His daughter refuses to stand idly by and watch his mental health deteriorate. But, frightening away every caregiver she introduces him to, no matter how helpful, the mischievous old man sends Anne to the brink of despair. When she tells him that she is moving to Paris to be with her boyfriend, Anthony's mind is already lost in an inescapably strange world of mirrored memories. Florian Zeller's directorial debut sees Academy Award-winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in a ravishingly authentic spectacle that offers to the viewer an immediate experience of life with dementia. A masterfully staged drama with a long-lasting effect.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, France, 2020
  • Runtime: 97 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Florian Zeller
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
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  • Screenplay: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
  • Cinematography: Ben Smithard
  • Editor: Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Sound: Will Whale, Sandy Notarianni
  • Music: Ludovico Einaudi
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  • Producers: Simon Friend, Christophe Spadone, Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt
  • Co-Producer: Alice Dawson
  • Executive Producers: Héloïse Spadone, Alessandro Mauceri, Lauren Dark, Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Paul Grindey
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  • Production Companies: Trademark Films, [email protected], F Comme Film, Film4, Viewfinder
  • World Sales: Embankment Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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