The Father Trailer Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman & Imogen Poots
Sony Pictures Classics has released the official trailer for The Father, an upcoming drama starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes, The Silence of the Lambs, Westworld) Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown, Fleabag), and Imogen Poots (Vivarium, Green Room, 28 Weeks Later). You can check out the trailer now in the player below!
In The Father, Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unraveling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? 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.
The movie is directed by Florian Zeller (Floride, The Other Woman) who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Oscar winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons). Emmy nominee Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Emmy nominee Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle), and Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer) also star in the drama.
The Father will release in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 18, with a rollout in major markets planned for Christmas Day. Sony Pictures Classics acquired the film ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It will next be screened at the Toronto Film Festival where Hopkins will receive this year’s TIFF Tribute Actor Award.
The movie was co-produced by Trademark Films, F Comme Film, Ciné[email protected], and Les Films du Cru. Producers include David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone, and Simon Friend.