(englisch+) The Father
Englische Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln
English version with subtitles
Originaltitel | Original title: The Father
UK 2019 | 98 minutes | D: Florian Zeller | With: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams
Having just scared off his recent caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when concerned Anne, his daughter, tells him she's moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, Anthony's surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Why has his younger daughter stopped visiting? Who are the strangers that burst in on Anthony?