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Movie review: Anthony Hopkins and Oliva Colman lead tragic dance in ‘The Father’ | Movies/TV – New Orleans, Louisiana

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Playwright Florian Zeller makes a spectacular film director debut by adapting his play “Father” to pieces. Unlike many theatrical productions that have been made into films, the highly fluid “father” is never staged or tied to the stage.

The film is only filmed on three major sets, but cinematographer Ben Smithard, production designer Peter Francis, and editor Jorgos Lamplinos have shaped this complex play into a brave film and a major tragedy.

The award-winning performances by Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman both give everything to their inspirational characters, but guarantee the value of the film for a great review of the film.

“The Father” provides a terrifying explanation for the damage caused by dementia. Ann, a middle-aged woman in London, is working on how to care for her 80-year-old father. The father remains rebelliously independent as reality goes beyond grasp. Oscar winners Hopkins and Colman maximize the character’s tragic father-daughter dance.

Co-authored by French playwright and novelist Zeller and his English translator and collaborator Christian Hampton, “Father” handles the devastating card. Hopkins’ Anthony was almost immediately established to be frustratingly uncooperative, but his insidious progression of dementia was through a disastrous sequence of disoriented, cleverly directed scenes. It will be resolved.

The audience meets Anthony in his vast London apartment. He hears Dirge-like choices from Henry Purcell Opera — opera is a genre that is very familiar with fateful relationships.

When Anne arrived at her father’s apartment, she diplomatically filed a case, during which he cursed her home caregiver three times in a row.

“I don’t need her!” Insists Anthony, who was furious. “I don’t need anyone!”

Ann tells Anthony that there is something else they have to talk about. She previously told him she was moving to Paris to be with her beloved man. He has no memory of conversation. Ann explains to her father again that she needs a home caregiver because she is not in London every day to check him.

“So, if I understand correctly, you’re leaving me,” says Anthony. “You are throwing me away.”

When Anthony plunges into something that resembles madness, the “father” effectively becomes a mysterious thriller. The audience walks with him as he spirals downwards. Meanwhile, Hopkins and Colman bravely explore the darkest areas of Zeller and Hampton’s relentless script and dive into the abyss.

Oscar-winning Her Majesty the Queen in 2019, who plays the loyal daughter of an unruly parent, immerses herself in a mountain of roles. Ann is very deeply in conflict and sad about her daughter and her father who has lost herself. Sobbing on the screen may never have looked so real.

Hopkins’ performance as Anthony, like “father” as a whole, is a masterpiece and perhaps the most fascinating and vast of this old master’s long career. Anthony is warm and charming one moment and angry and cruel the next. Suffering from illness, he cannot fully understand that he is fighting a losing battle. Hopkins, now 83, plays that role at its emotional apex.

Zeller swiftly places a supporting quartet around Anne, who has been suffering for a long time, and Anthony, who is burning. These two male and two female characters further demonstrate the devastating effects of dementia. Top British talents Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams, Mark Gatiss and Imogen Poots share a tragic scene with Colman and Hopkins.

The corrosive story of death of memory and loss of identity, “Father,” confirms Hopkins’ continued talent, Colman’s growing position, and Zeller’s arrival as a major film director.


*** ½

starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams

directed by: Florian Zeller

Currently displayed: At AMC Mall in Louisiana 15, there are AMC Baton Rouge 16 and Cinemak Perkinslow and XD, available on demand on March 26th.

Execution time: 1 hour 37 minutes

MPAA Rating: It has been rated as PG-13 (parents strongly warned). Some materials may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

Why is this movie rated as PG-13? For some strong language and subject matter material

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