#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Having just scared off his recent caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when concerned Anne, his daughter, tells him she’s moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, 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?
Plot: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages and, as he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
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“The Father” gives its audience a fully immersive experience with the frustrations of dementia in this stage-to-screen adaptation of Florian Zeller‘s 2012 play. Making his feature film directorial debut, Zeller gives the project a personal touch with much emotional gravity, as he’s so intimate with the source material. The film has the look and feel of a stage play, but it thrusts audiences into the main character’s head in a way that only the medium can achieve.
Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is growing increasingly confused in his day-to-day activities. At first he can’t remember where he left his watch, but later he doesn’t know if it’s morning or night. The man sometimes doesn’t recognize his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman), and he confuses his caregiver Laura (Imogen Poots) with others in his life with increasing frequency. As Anthony’s mind continues to decline at an alarming rate, he starts to have severe mood swings that are brought on from the frustration of his lifetime of memories slipping away. He refuses assistance from Anne, who is trying her best to help him cope. Change is never easy, but Anthony’s paranoia grows as the fabric of his reality unravels.
The film features excellent turns from Hopkins and Coleman, two seasoned actors who carry the dialogue-heavy film. It’s fantastic work from both of them. Zeller puts viewers into Anthony’s shoes, adopting the old man’s mental state as he questions what’s real and what’s imagined. You’ll begin to wonder if his daughter and nurse are playing cruel games on him, with a sense of doubt that’s contagious. Something isn’t quite right, and the conflicting distractions offer a puzzle with no easy solution.
The intentional misdirection is a bit gimmicky and the pacing slow, but “The Father” paints a poignant and effective (if depressing) picture from the point of view of a person struggling with dementia.
‘The Father’ is a standout during this very bland awards season, but just because it’s both a critical darling and awards frontrunner doesn’t take away from the emotional power and stellar performances for Colman and Hopkins.
– Chris dos Santos
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Anthony Hopkins best performance since Silence of the Lambs
My grandfather struggled with dementia for the last few years of his life, and this movie helps me understand his experience and struggles so much better. I am blown away with how moving and incredible this movie was. This is a film everybody should watch. Motion Pictures like this are the reason I love film.
Edit: I just saw the news tonight about Anthony Hopkins getting his second Oscar. I think this is one of the most well deserved Oscar wins I have seen. Although he will probably never see this, I would like to thank Anthony for providing his incredible acting. It was one of the most heart wrenching things I have watched and it means so much to me. The Oscar is definitely an incredible accolade for Anthony, but most importantly, this is a performance that I know will touch the hearts of many as it did mine.
Anthony Hopkins won his second Best Actor Oscar for The Father.
This shocked some people. The late Chadwick Boseman was the sentimental favourite and he had won the earlier awards in the run up to the Oscars.
I was not surprised that Hopkins pipped Boseman. People forget just how revered Hopkins is in the acting profession. Other actors would bend over backwards just to share a scene with him.
This is a man who was anointed as Laurence Olivier’s successor many decades ago.
In The Father, Hopkins gives a masterclass in acting. Anthony is a man living with dementia and his world is jumbled up.
People, places, relationships have no fixed bearings.
Based on Florian Zeller’s own stage play. Zeller as director makes small subtle changes to unsettle the audience so they can sympathise with Anthony’s confusion, frustration and even anger.
Several actors play different characters with slightly askew performances which makes the audience doubt them.
It is all part of the film’s structure. In the centre of it all is Hopkins and I doubt the film would work without him, especially at the end when he talks about his mother.
The film’s innovative narrative has been slightly robbed by other genres. The British soap opera Emmerdale had a special point of view episode in 2016 where the former vicar’s early onset of dementia demonstrates his confused state of mind.
The Father ploughs a similar field. In that sense its framework of being a warped thriller did not really cut it for me.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Director Florian Zeller
Writer Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss
Country United Kingdom, France
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 26 wins & 136 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta Venice, Zeiss Supreme Prime and Compact Zoom Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format AXS-R7
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), X-OCN ST (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, DCP Digital Cinema Package