The Father


The Father
Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits any more and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? The film arrives bearing a host of awards and nominations.

97 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Ayesha Dharker
Director
Florian Zeller
ScreenplayChristopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, from the play by Florian Zeller
MusicLudovico Einaudi
CinematographyBen Smithard
EditingYorgos Lamprinos
SA distributorFilmfinity
Made in2020
Produced byTrademark Films, Cine@, AG Studios NYC, Embankment Films, F Comme Film, Film4, Viewfinder

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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some strong language, and thematic material
Runtime97
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

12A: Suitable for 12 years and olderUpsetting scenes, Domestic abuse, Infrequent strong language
Runtime96
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
0
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
39 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
160 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLed by stellar performances and artfully helmed by writer-director Florian Zeller, The Father presents a devastatingly empathetic portrayal of dementia
20
CommonSenseMedia
Kat Halstead quote iconAlzheimer's drama has strong language and adult themes.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconAll of which makes “The Father” one of the best flicks of 2020.
16

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
28 users
19
Rottentomatoes users
100+ users
14
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
18
IMDB
2758 Netizens
16

Average .. 84%

17

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