AHFW’s Top 20 Films of 2020: #6 ‘The Father’

6. “The Father” – Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) and his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) live together in a spacious, comfortable London flat, but she breaks some life-changing news to her dad.  She’s moving to Paris, and – because of Anthony’s dementia – he has to pick up his life and relocate to a nursing home.  Plenty of movies capture this unenviable topic, but director/co-writer Florian Zeller looks at the crisis from Anthony’s perspective, his world, which clouds our judgment about on-screen realities.  These two masterclass actors traverse through Zeller’s disconcerting puzzle and place long-lasting faces on a problem that impacts millions of families.

⭐⭐⭐⭐  out of  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Image and Trailer credits: Sony Pictures Classics

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