I motsats till en Hitchcock-film är dock ”The father” fast förankrad i verkligheten – och oerhört gripande, inte minst mot slutet där ålderdom möter barndom.
Imponerande ”The father” en suggestiv thriller om demens.
Le Pére, is able to turn devastating illness into a kind of disjointed poetry — and one still threaded with real emotional resonance — is a testament to his skill as a first-time filmmaker.
Hopkins is extraordinary as a man flailing against a condition that’s taking everything from him.
...no one should have been surprised by Hopkins’s win, since his performance in this highly praised stage-to-screen melodrama is pure Oscar-bait: showy, wordy and worthy.