THE FATHER premiers at Sundance Film Festival today
The Father, written and directed by Florian Zeller based on his play Le Père premiers at Sundance today.
Almost 80, mischievous, caustic, and defiantly living alone, Anthony (Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins) rejects each and every hired caretaker that his daughter, Anne (Academy Award winner Olivia Colman), lovingly introduces. Anne is desperate for help. She can’t make daily visits anymore, and Anthony’s grip on reality is unraveling. Given the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can he cling to? Anne grieves the loss of her father as he lives and breathes before her—but doesn’t she have the right to live her own life?
The Father is about the heartbreaking and uncompromisingly poignant trajectory of a man, once strong and ebullient, whose reality crumbles little by little before our eyes.