Wow, Anthony Hopkins proves again to be one of the all-time greats in this film, where he plays a father struggling with dementia. The film is from his distorted perspective and nothing is what it seems throughout the urgent 90 minute runtime. People, place, time - these details cannot be trusted. Anthony's confusion becomes our own. While very little actually happens in The Father, it unfolds in such a chaotic and intelligent way that its simplicity is a mystery till the end. By the end we're not only sympathizing with his daughter (Olivia Coleman), who Anthony forgets on several occasions, but with Anthony's inability to even remember himself. It's emotionally significant and demands a conversation about this terrifying illness that perhaps we don't really understand as much as we'd like to believe.