Preview: The Father Starring Anthony Hopkins

A father is that person who stays strong in the most challenging times yet keeps a smile on his face. A father never lets his child be lost in the world. He takes care of his family and all those whom he loves without being selfish. Every orphan knows how it feels not to have a guardian in the form of a Mother or Father. Thus, a father is like a backbone to a family. It may remain behind, yet it keeps supporting the structure, every part of the family together.

A movie brings out every aspect of society as it is; sometimes, it may be exaggerated, but it always keeps a real perspective towards society and can reflect various shades of the people in this world. Here, the Father revolves around one such story. The Father is adapted from a very well-known award-winning drama. In this article, we will be discussing The Father’s release date and various aspects of the movie.

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The Father: A close look into its development

The Father is taken from a well-known drama written by Florian Zeller in 2012 named Le Pere. In March of 2019, Florian Zeller, along with Christopher Hampton, is going to co-write and direct a screenplay of his popular play. The filming began on 13 May that same year, and it was shot in London Film Studios, Hayes and Hillingdon. Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman were chosen as the lead cast in the movie. Later that month, more cast was chosen, including Olivia Williams, Rufus Sewell, Mark Gattis, and Imogen Poots. It is produced by David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone, and Simon Friend. The movie is co-produced by two countries’ production teams France and United Kingdom.

The Father Synopsis:

The Father is a sorrowful and melancholic movie with a unique storyline. It is the story of a father-daughter pair who are going to separate. The daughter wants to move away from their apartment to Paris due to personal reasons. Anthony (Father) has dementia, which always brings complications in their lives. No matter how many times they have tried but his condition gets poorer. Anthony, who is 80 years old, is resistant to having a carer for him, as he thinks that he can take care of himself. Although his condition is more than serious as at one time, he may be puzzled about the existence of himself, and in another moment, he forgets who his daughter is. Sometimes, it also appears that he fails that he even has a daughter.

It may be a part of life, but it is challenging to convey this to anybody else. To let people know how he feels. He thinks about various things and also gets confused in the process moreover imagines stuff that he has never seen or experienced before. He can’t remain in one constant state. The filming of this movie takes it to another level by portraying Anthony’s thoughts, which leads the People to ask themselves whether they see reality or it’s all a part of an old and suffering patient’s imagination. It is a sad and crushing story. How they go through each day and how they carry on with their lives will keep audiences wonder about it and stick to their sofas to watch it till the end.

The film has a beautiful message. It gives a perspective to a person’s mind that is going through such a challenging condition. There is nobody to look after him. It is a harsh fact for everyone to know how retired people suffer or how people with these types of diseases suffer. An insight of what is there which keeps them stuck rather than enjoying the world around them. Anthony’s sudden shocks create more and more issues that his daughter has to face while taking a massive step in her life. The film is unsolicited brilliance with great performances by each character.

The Father: release date and where to watch?

The film was first premiered at Sundance Film Festival on 27 January 2020. It will be released in the UK on 12 March 2021 by Lionsgate. The film was critically acclaimed to be a great one. It also got four nominations in 78h Golden Globe Awards, including the best motion picture in the drama category. This film is also going to release in the USA on 26 February 2021 and will be on Netflix. Therefore, it can be watched on Netflix.

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