Mon 17 May

The Father

Cert. 12A

Special Screenings

97 mins

In English

UK/FRA | 2020 | dir. Florian Zeller, with Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

A front-runner at the Oscar and BAFTA awards with 6 nominations for each, Florian Zeller’s screen adaptation of his acclaimed play, The Father, is a powerful exploration of the agonising trajectory of dementia. On the one hand, 83 years old Anthony (Hopkins) lives alone in his London flat and refuses all the carers his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) tries to impose upon him as his reality gradually dissolves and finally becomes something that can’t be trusted. On the other, Anne grapples with the painful question of what to do with her father as she’s decided to move to Paris with a man she’s just met.

Mon 17 May 8pm

The screening will be preceded by a recorded introduction by director Florian Zeller and followed by a Q&A moderated by Jason Solomons with screenwriter Christopher Hampton & production designer Peter Francis.

Please note that the doors of the Institut français will only open to the public at 8pm on Mon 17 May and Café Tangerine will open from Tue 18 May at 5pm.

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