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Preview: The Father (12A)

Members' Screening

a daughter and her father sit looking at each other in a cluttered living room

Anthony Hopkins' Oscar-winning performance is compelling and captivating in Florian Zeller's powerful drama.

Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman).

However, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner, her father is in need of the help he refuses. 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.

With an exceptional supporting cast, including Olivia Williams, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots and Rufus Sewell, this drama brings phenomenal performances together with a BAFTA-winning screenplay, a perfect combination.

2020 UK Dir Florian Zeller 97 min



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Barbican Cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England which is administered by the BFI, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund supporting arts and cultural organisations in England affected by the impact of Covid-19. #HereForCulture.

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