Anthony is 81 years old. He lives alone in his flat in London and rejects every domestic help that his daughter Anne imposes on him. Such help becomes increasingly necessary for her to get in place, since she can no longer see him every day. She has decided to move to Paris to live with a man she has just met.
In The Father, we see the world through Anthony's eyes. As viewers, we join his experience of reality, despite the fact that reality has become unclear and unpredictable. More than perhaps any previous film, The Father leaves us with a sense of what it might be like to actually suffer from dementia.
At the same time, it is the story of Anne, who faces the painful dilemma of what to do with her father. Should she take him with her, even if it could cost her life with Paul? Does she have the right to live her own life? What happens when you have to act as a parent to your own parent?
It is an inevitable fact that in every relationship between child and parent, there comes a time when it is the child who becomes the caregiver. Despite its difficult subject matter, The Father is built on a foundation of empathy and is also a celebration of the strong bond between parents and their children.
Based on the drama Le Pere by Florian Zeller, similar to the french movie Florida.
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