Thursday 1 June 2023 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown
Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his concerned daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Anthony is gradually succumbing to dementia and feels abandoned when Anne tells him she’s moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality. He struggles to navigate the present and the past and as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, 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?
THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant. Led by towering performances from Academy Award Winners Anthony Hopkins (Elephant Man, Silence of the Lambs) and Olivia Coleman (The Favourite) and artfully helmed by writer-director Florian Zeller, THE FATHER delivers a devastating yet compassionate portrayal of dementia that will leave audiences floored.
THE FATHER screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 1 June 2023 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. 1hr 37min (M) Drama USA/France 2020
$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.
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