The Father (12A)
Fri 18 Jun 2021 - Thu 24 Jun 2021
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Florian Zeller
2020 | 97 mins | France / UK
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman, Mark Gatiss
Adapted from his 2012 prize-winning play of the same name writer/director, Florian Zeller has turned to the big screen to reframe the perspective of succumbing to dementia.
Anthony (played by Anthony Hopkins) is 80. He is mischievous and highly independent and wont accept the help arranged for him by his caring daughter Anne (Olivia Coleman). Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory we are dropped into the mind of someone with dementia. How much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to?
The Father warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.
These times will include post-screening discussions with the IDEAL Programme research team from the University of Exeter. IDEAL studies how to live well with dementia over time. This expert panel will respond to The Father in the context of their research, before opening up to audience Q&A. Audience members will also be directed to further resources and where to go for support.
‘Anthony Hopkins superb in unbearably heartbreaking film’
THE GUARDIAN – ★★★★★
‘A landmark for dementia representation on screen’
LITTLE WHITE LIES
The IDEAL Programme research team from the University of Exeter have put together a screening pack to compliment your viewing of The Father. It can be used with a group, if you plan to watch together, or as an individual. IDEAL studies how to live well with dementia over time.
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Start your day the Studio 74 way! Take advantage of our breakfast deal and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 22 Jun.
Your ticket includes the film, a breakfast bap with locally sourced bacon or vegan sausages served in a pretzel bun as well as anything from our hot or soft drink selections.
The film will start at 10.45am, so please arrive by 10.15am to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast before the film.