Movie Review: The Father by Florian Zeller is a sad glimpse of old age & dementia

"The Father" is a story about Anthony Hopkins, an old man, a father and a dementia patient.

“The Father” is a story about Anthony Hopkins, an old man, a father and a dementia patient.

Based on the 2012 award-winning french play by Florian Zeller (writer/director) himself, The Father is something of psychological horror drama that has the capability of taking you through an emotional tour from the first minute.

Let’s face it, Being Old sucks. Not only the old ones but the people around them get irritated, annoyed, so much so they wish you were dead. That being said, they also have immense love for you and constantly hope everything is gonna be alright when deep in your heart you know IT WON’T.

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“The Father” explores what the people with dementia and the people around them suffer from this constant burden, how the people who are suffering, question everyone’s decision or advice and the people who are close to the person with the illness are in a battle with almost everything happening around them. The gut-wrenching storytelling, absolutely amazing technical aspects, brilliant soundtrack and performance make “The Father” easily one of the finest, if not the finest film this year.

Director: Florian Zeller
Producers: Philippe Carcassonne, David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Christophe Spadone, Simon Friend
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Apple TV


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