Written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman play a father-daughter duo—one mischievous, the other caring—who battle the universal prophecy of loss that come with age. Hopkins plays Anthony, a man who refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman) as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
The feature was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and can next be seen at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, where Hopkins is receiving this year’s TIFF Tribute Actor Award on Tuesday. The family drama also stars Mark Gatiss, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots and Olivia Williams.
The Father was co-produced by Trademark Films, F Comme Film, Ciné-@ and Les Films du Cru and financed by Viewfinder and Embankment. Producers are David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone and Simon Friend.
Watch the trailer below: