The Father (with Q&A)

Florian Zeller
Woensdag 23 maart 2022, 19:30 - 22:00
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Prijs: € 4,00 incl. btw (Student) € 8,00 incl. btw (Anderen)

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter 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 film will start at 19:30 (door opens at 19.15) and after the film there will be a Q&A session. 

Anthony is 80 years old, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the care takers 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 unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, the question arises: 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 is still living and breathing 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.

This film will be followed by a Q&A session with:

Prof.dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn is a full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has an active research program on the impact of media technology on human psychology, and the use of psychology to improve technology design. He is co-director of the TU/e Expertise Center for Dementia & Technology (

Dr. Francesca Toso  will be participating in the Q&A after the screening of the Film. Francesca Toso works for Industrial Design and Systemic Change at the TUe and is also  involved in the TU/e expertise center for Dementia & Technology.

The center works on Warm Technology, a perspective for design that puts people first, in particular, people living with dementia.


  • Two Oscars: Anthony Hopkins for Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • Two BAFTA awards: Best Leading Actor and Best Screenplay (Adapted)


  • “Hopkins gives a moving, Oscar-winning turn as a man with dementia in a film full of intelligent performances, disorienting time slips and powerful theatrical effects.” The Guardian.
  • “Anthony Hopkins delivers a tour-de-force performance in Florian Zeller's drama of dementia, which puts us in the mind of a man who's losing his.” Variety.

Ticket information
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page. Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter. You can find more general information about tickets, refund policy etc. here.

Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.

SG & USE registration
Please register your participation upon arrival when attending the film. You can register by scanning your student card before the start of film.

More information about SG & USE regulation can be found here.

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