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.
Language: English – subtitles: Dutch
Please note: bachelor students can register for SG&USE if they attend this film program. It will start at 19:30 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.
- 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.
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 info about tickets, refund policy etc. here.
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.
To attend this film, you will need to show:
- A valid admission ticket.
- A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
- Your ID.
- If you are a student, you also need to bring your student ID card. The COVID certificate will be checked at the entrance of restaurant De Zwarte Doos; the admission ticket will be checked upstairs at the entrance of the film hall.
Further information about CoronaCheck can be found here.