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Sharmill Films and Luna Cinemas are delighted to share Florian Zeller’s highly anticipated feature film THE FATHER, based on the Tony, Olivier and Moliere award-winning play.
Anthony is a mischievous man of 80, who lives alone in his London apartment and refuses each of the nurses that his daughter Anne tries to impose upon him. But as his mind begins to unravel and his sense of reality is slipping away, both father and daughter are forced to contend with an uncertain future, and with their enduring love for each other.
THE FATHER stars Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Remains of the Day) as a charismatic but fragile titular patriarch, against Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) as his increasingly frustrated daughter. The film also stars Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle), Imogen Poots (Green Room) and Mark Gatiss (The Favourite), with a script by Florian Zeller and Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement).
THE FATHER premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
“Anthony Hopkins gives one of the most vulnerable and emotional performances of his career.”- RogerEbert.com
“Bracingly insightful, subtle and nuanced… This will certainly go down as one of Hopkins’ great screen performances.” – Hollywood Reporter
"Hopkins is flat-out stunning.” – Variety
★★★★★"[It] was written specifically with Hopkins in mind, right down to Anthony's birthdate, and the actor offers the perfect blend of vulnerability and recalcitrance in the role." - Times UK
★★★★"The results are both mind-bending and heart-rending." - Globe and Mail
“Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are astounding. The Father is a testament to their talents and proof that they are two of the best actors we have.” – AwardsWatch
“Olivia Colman gives an affecting and tender performance.” – DAILY BEAST
“Entrancingly different – brought to life by a handful of brilliant performances and some very impressive sleight-of-hand.” – INDIEWIRE
“Anthony Hopkins is unforgettable. A towering piece of acting that is as precise and exacting as it is enveloping.” – VANITY FAIR
“Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are astonishing.” – AWARDS WATCH
“A powerful piece of storytelling.” – ROGEREBERT.COM