The Father
  • Directors(s)

    Florian Zeller

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Release date

    12/03/2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    96m

  • Cast

    Anthony Hopkins, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Olivia Williams

Film

The Father

upsetting scenes, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language

THE FATHER is a British drama in which a man who is suffering from dementia resists his daughter’s attempts to help him.

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  • Directors(s)

    Florian Zeller

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Release date

    12/03/2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    96m

  • Cast

    Anthony Hopkins, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Olivia Williams

There is infrequent use of strong language (’f**k’); milder terms include ‘bitch’, ‘tits’ and ‘shit’. There is infrequent use of the term ‘retarded’.
There are upsetting and often disorienting scenes in which a man experiences symptoms of dementia, causing him confusion, frustration and distress.
There are brief scenes of domestic abuse, which are implied to be taking place in characters’ imaginations. In one scene, a man is shown repeatedly slapping his vulnerable father-in-law, making him cry. In another, we see a woman holding down her father in order to suffocate him, but the visual detail is not strong.
There is a brief, dimly lit image of an injured woman with bloody marks on her face.

  • Classified date

    02/03/2021

  • Language

    English