"The Father" is a 2020 drama film directed by Florian Zeller.
The starring cast includes Anthony Hopkins as Anthony, Olivia Colman as Anne, Mark Gatiss as The Man, Imogen Poots as Laura, Rufus Sewell as Paul, Olivia Williams as The Woman, Ayesha Dharker as Dr. Sarai, Roman Zeller as Boy and Scott Mullins as Father.

Here are "The Father" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Father movie?

Sony Pictures Classics on Monday, September 14, 2020 released the trailer for "The Father" you can watch here:
THE FATHER | Official Trailer (2020).

Plot summary

What is The Father movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Father" movie plot summary.

Anne (Olivia Colman) visits her father Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) in his flat after he becomes belligerent with his recent caretaker. Anthony is suffering from dementia and constantly forgets important life events and where things are around his flat, including his watch, despite the fact that he places it in the same place every day. He tells Anne he thought his recent caretaker stole his watch and that he will never leave his flat. Anne tells Anthony she plans to leave London and move to Paris to live with her new boyfriend, which confuses Anthony since he states she's married to James. Anne tells him they've been divorced for five years and leaves.
The next day, Anthony sees an unknown man Paul (Rufus Sewell), and is confused by him living in his flat. Paul states that Anthony lives with him and Anne. Anne returns from the market with chicken for dinner and appears as a different woman (Olivia Williams). This confuses Anthony to the point of frustration. Anne schedules for a new caretaker interview in his house, Laura (Imogen Poots), in which Anthony claims he was a professional dancer and that he doesn't need any living assistance. Anthony later states after she is hired that she reminds him of his other daughter Lucy, whom he hasn't talked to for months for reasons he is unaware of.
Anthony is taken to a doctor by Anne and is asked about his memory; he claims he has no memory problems. Anthony tells Laura about how proud he is of his daughter Lucy, who is a painter. Laura tells him she is very sorry about Lucy's accident, to which Anthony says he's unaware what she's referring to. Laura drops the subject and moves on, giving him his medication. Over the course of the film, it is revealed that Anthony has really been living in Anne and Paul's flat for years, but believes he still lives in his private flat. The night Anne comes back with the chicken from the market, she and Paul have an argument over a vacation to Italy they had to cancel in order to deal with the fallout of Anthony's earlier belligerent behavior to the caretaker, and about how much Anne sacrifices for her father. Paul asks Anthony how long he plans to stay in their flat and annoy everyone, leading to Paul slapping Anthony to the point of crying. Anne sees this behavior, which ultimately leads to their divorce.


Who plays who in the The Father movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Father" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Anthony Hopkins  as Anthony
Olivia Colman  as Anne
Mark Gatiss  as The Man
Imogen Poots  as Laura/Lucy
Rufus Sewell  as Paul
Olivia Williams  as The Woman
Ayesha Dharker  as Dr. Sarai
Roman Zeller  as Boy
Scott Mullins  as Father

Release date

When is The Father movie release date?

"The Father" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 27, 2020 (Sundance), on April 7, 2021 (France) and on June 11, 2021 (United Kingdom) distributing by Lionsgate UK, (United Kingdom), Sony Pictures Classics, (United States), Angel Films, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, BfParis, CinΓ©art, Elevation Pictures, Shaw Organisation, Showgate, TOBIS Film, A Contracorriente Films, BestFilm.eu and Front Row Filmed Entertainment.


What are The Father filming details?

The duration of the film is 97 minutes. With a budget of < $20 million, the film grossed over $3.1 million.

"The Father" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Father movie?

"The Father" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 98/100.

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