The Father

Film Review: The Father is a staggeringly authentic portrayal of the heartbreaking journey through dementia

April 1, 2021

When an esteemed actor’s five-decade-long career includes one Academy Award from five nominations, three BAFTA Awards from eight nominations, and two Emmys from five nominations, you hardly expect to see them deliver their finest performance in the twilight of their career. But Anthony Hopkins‘ astonishing performance in The Father may just be the greatest he’s […]

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Interview: The Father writer/director Florian Zeller on adapting his stage play and working with Anthony Hopkins

March 31, 2021

An award-winning French novelist and playwright that the Times of London referred to as “the most exciting playwright of our time”, Florian Zeller has transitioned from the stage to the screen with the adaptation of his award-winning production,  The Father.  Set for release in Australian cinemas on April 1st (you can read our review here), […]

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Theatre Review: STC’s The Father could not be in better hands than those of John Bell (Performances to 21st August)

August 26, 2017

Dementia is a truly terrifying condition, one that attacks the very sense of self. It affects not only the sufferer but also those closest to them in the most distressing of ways. In Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Father this distress is both portrayed and felt keenly, even when the play itself deliberately makes […]

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