Florian Zeller
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman, Olivia Williams, Rufus Sewell

WFFA : The Father

Sep 21st
7:30 pm
€9 |

97 minutes, UK, France, 2020, 12A




Adapted by French director and writer Florian Zeller from his own award-winning play, The Father features an Oscar-winning performance from Anthony Hopkins as an elderly man battling with the onset of dementia. Told from the main character’s point of view, the experience of this powerful, moving feature film debut will stay with the viewer long after leaving the cinema.


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Sundance Film Festival 2020

Toronto International Film Festival 2020

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020




Winner – Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

Winner – Leading Actor, BAFTAs 2021

Winner – Adapted Screenplay, BAFTAs 2021

Winner – Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards 2021

Winner – Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards 2021


★ ★ ★ ★

” … a very moving dementia drama, albeit one that can’t wholly escape its theatrical origins.’’ Tara Brady, The Irish Times




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