IFI@Belltable | The Father - Lime Tree Theatre

IFI@Belltable | The Father


Zeller | 97 mins | UK, France | 2020 | Digital | 12A

Almost eighty, mischievous, caustic, and defiantly living alone whilst suffering from advancing dementia, Anthony (Anthony Hopkins in a searing, Oscar-winning performance) rejects every home nurse that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), lovingly introduces.

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IFI@Belltable | The Father


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Past and present conflate as Anthony struggles to differentiate memories from hallucinations and navigate the ever-shifting parameters of his apartment.

Zeller, adapting his own acclaimed play, and making his feature directorial debut, brilliantly visualises Anthony’s disorientation and fear as his home becomes an unfamiliar space, and his loved ones strangers. The familiar scenario – an adult daughter must decide what to do with her ailing father – is invigorated through the inventive staging of the action, which is filtered for the most part through Anthony’s unreliable perspective.

The Father is devastating in its depiction of how the disease strips everything away from those afflicted and the people closest to them.

IFI@Belltable tickets are limited.


  • Please note all IFI@Belltable ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • Seating is unallocated and limited to 60% capacity.
  • Wearing of mask/face covering is compulsory while in the auditorium.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • On street parking.

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