Director: Florian Zeller
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell
There are a few stage to screen adaptations garnering high praise this award season with One Night in Miami and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. You can also add The Father to that list. The Father is from playwright Florian Zeller who not only co-wrote the adaptation with Christopher Hampton but also directed the film. Olivia Colman stars as Anne who is struggling with the right kind of care for her father, Anthony, played by Anthony Hopkins. His decline with Alzheimer’s is getting more severe and more than she is able to handle. His memory comes and goes and his unwillingness to accept help is another burden for Anne who starts to feel helpless. It’s in theaters March 12 and will available to rent through Video OnDemand March 26.
Here’s my review