With the Oscar 2021 nominations announced (see the full list HERE) its good to see that Anthony Hopkins shortlisted as Best Actor and rightly so. We’ve been lucky enough to have seen The Father some while ago and he is just magnificent in the role so we’re pleased to post The Father trailer.
Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet, such help has become essential following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father 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.
Alongside Oscar®-winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, rounding out the film’s cast are Mark Gatiss (THE FAVOURITE), Imogen Poots (VIVARIUM, A LONG WAY DOWN), Rufus Sewell (JUDY) and Olivia Williams (VICTORIA & ABDUL).
THE FATHER is drawn from the stage play of the same name, which was written by Florian Zeller (and this is his feature film directorial debut) and launched in Paris in 2012, winning a Moliere Award for Best Play, before hitting Broadway and London’s West End, where it won both Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Actor (for Frank Langella and Kenneth Cranham respectively). Zeller directed the film adaptation – his feature film debut – filmed in London with a British cast, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton (ATONEMENT, DANGEROUS LIAISONS). We’ll be running our review nearer to the UK release but it is well worth catching for Hopkins performance and the film has rightly been drawing plaudits and acclaim for the actor in what is, at times, both extremely moving and tear inducing.
THE FATHER is scheduled for UK release on 11th June 2021.
Here’s The Father trailer…….