Cinema: The Father

Director: Florian Zeller; Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss; Genre: Drama; Age: 12+; Time: 97 minutes

Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers 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 unraveling.

As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to?