The Father

Date(s) - 14/09/2021
20:00 - 22:30

The Father


UK 2021; Starring Anthony Hopkins; Olivia Colman

This is an impressive and accomplished film. Anthony, the father, an 80 year old retired engineer, is slowly succumbing to Alzheimer’s and his daughter is slowly losing patience. He finds life disorienting and is spooked by the sudden appearance of seeming strangers in his home; events from different periods of his life seem to coexist with his experience of the “present”. Anne struggles to cope as she grieves the ‘loss’ of her father. The unusual aspect is that the film is from Anthony’s point of view, so that characters and locations shift, conveying Anthony’s confused state of mind. It’s an unbearably frustrating process for those around him. This is a seriously good film, but it is not an easy watch, partly due to Anthony Hopkins’ brilliant performance, which is devastating, harrowing but also poignant.

We would still be pleased if you booked here, although you are also welcome just to turn up. The usual donation applies; masks are still requested and we will seat you gently socially distanced!

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