THE FATHER
Narrative Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2020

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This film played at HIFF 2020
on 10/9/2020, 10/10/2020 and 10/11/2020
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Directed by
Florian Zeller

Produced by
Simon Friend
Christophe Spadone

Written by
Christopher Hampton
Florian Zeller

Featuring
Anthony Hopkins
Olivia Colman
Mark Gatiss
Imogen Poots
Rufus Sewell
Olivia Williams


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2020 | English | UK/France

Roguish, feisty, and staunchly in denial about his ailing memory, 80-year-old Anthony (Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins) defiantly lives alone in his London flat and rejects every caretaker his dutiful daughter, Anne (Academy Award® winner Olivia Colman) attempts to hire. But she cannot care for him alone, and Anthony’s grasp on reality and his sense of self soon begin to unravel. Seamlessly adapted from his award-winning eponymous play, and anchored by two spectacular performances, Florian Zeller’s astonishing directorial debut is a deeply moving, uncompromisingly empathetic contemplation of how illness can strip away everything from those afflicted and those closest to them.

Saturday 10/10, 7pm | Drive-In, East Hampton

Friday 10/9, 7pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening
Sunday 10/11, 3pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening

This film has a 3hr watch window. You will select a ticket for a specific scheduled screening time, and then have three hours from that start time to complete the film. After three hours the film will expire.

Note: This film may only be viewed from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.