Vancouver International Film Festival 2020
Screening Dates
VIFF 2020

This will certainly go down as one of Hopkins’ great screen performances.”

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Panorama | Contemporary World Cinema | Special Presentations

Fiercely independent at 80, Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) lives on his own, enjoys a teatime nip of whisky, is quick with a joke and even faster to flirt with the caregivers (including Imogen Poots) his dutiful daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) insists on hiring. However, the truth of the matter is that the onset of dementia frequently leaves Anthony wandering a disorienting labyrinth in which past and present entangle and vaguely familiar strangers taunt him. And while he can still wound Anne with a cutting remark, he increasingly struggles to pull on a sweater. Adapting his own stage play, Florian Zeller crafts a remarkably immersive film that captures both Anthony’s disorientation as reality grows increasingly incoherent and Anne’s anguish as she witnesses the father she knew slowly slipping away. With practically every scene providing a churning cauldron of emotion, Hopkins and Colman are both wondrous to behold in this deeply compassionate, undeniably gripping chamber drama. – VIFF

Language: In English
CAST: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams EXEC: Héloïse Spadone, Alessandro Mauceri, Lauren Dark, Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Paul Grindey
PROD: David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone, Simon Friend SCR: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
CAM: Ben Smithard
ED: Yorgos Lamprinos
PROD DES: Peter Francis
MUS: Ludovico Einaudi
Production Company: F Comme Film, Trademark Films, Ciné-@, Les Films du Cru, Film4

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The Cinematheque is pleased to join with the Vancouver International Film Festival in co-presenting these in-cinema screenings during VIFF 2020. Please note that Cinematheque Membership, Passes, and Ticket Packs are not valid for any Vancouver International Film Festival screenings.