The Father

The Father ★★★★½

My third viewing in less than a month, as I had shown this to several members of my family except for my mom, who has eagerly waited to see it. Seeing every person’s different reaction to Anthony’s situation only solidifies all of my love for this film. In many ways The Father might be the typical film award bodies usually praise (popular actor(s) in the bigger roles, dramatic and sharp filmmaking and a rather simple premise that’s well executed) but it plays with our conceptions of these ideals by treading unimaginably powerful and unexplored territory. I don’t think I’ll ever run out of things to say about this.

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