Review: The Father : Pop Culture Happy Hour In The Father, Anthony Hopkins plays a character whose fierce independence is complicated by his worsening dementia. Olivia Colman plays his daughter Anne, who keeps trying to hire carers to help look after him. But the structure of the film is more complicated than that, as director Florian Zeller finds ways to keep viewers guessing. The Father is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Picture.
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In 'The Father,' Anthony Hopkins' Mind Is A Prison

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In 'The Father,' Anthony Hopkins' Mind Is A Prison

In 'The Father,' Anthony Hopkins' Mind Is A Prison

In 'The Father,' Anthony Hopkins' Mind Is A Prison

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Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins star in The Father. Sean Gleason/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins star in The Father.

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In The Father, Anthony Hopkins plays a character whose fierce independence is complicated by his worsening dementia. Olivia Colman plays his daughter Anne, who keeps trying to hire carers to help look after him. But the structure of the film is more complicated than that, as director Florian Zeller finds ways to keep viewers guessing. The Father is nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Picture.

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