Sorry Chadwick, but this time the Oscar belongs to one person – Sir Anthony Hopkins. Ignoring this performance and awarding it to Chadwick would be a show of sympathy but would make Chadwick look small or underestimate him. It was a Daniel Day-Lewis level performance, or something more extraordinary than The Silence of the Lambs. The movie, which placed in the list of the top 10 movies at the festival, was released in theaters and streaming the latest, so The Father movie that was deprived of many big awards was left to be watched among the best movies at the Oscars (although I haven’t watch Mank, maybe I won’t watch it) of Stockman’s top of the top 10 movies.
I didn’t think any other movie could surpass Minari after watching. Instead, I would like to take The Father as a 2021 movie. Best of 2021 English language movies (the list includes Little Fish, Saint Maud, The Dig movies so far) have been about Alzheimer’s disease (Supernova this year). Julianne Moore also won an Oscar for her role as a patient in the film Still Alice. But The Father’s thrill and the challenge is here – shown for the first time from a patient’s perspective.
Forgetting the family members, confusing the mother with the daughter, which one is real, and the game of her forgetful brain? Or are they all joking? What’s going on? The reality of a while ago is becoming a lie later; what a maze. Loyal people are becoming eyesores. Death is better than this helplessness! I have seen or heard of this disease among my grandparents and many older people in my personal life. The suffering of the people around him has always been felt. This is the first time I have experienced this in terms of suffering. My own uncle is also suffering from Parkinson’s disease; I don’t go to see him; I know why I avoid it out of a kind of fear and helplessness. When I watched “The Father,” I felt more pain than he and his family.
Alzheimer’s is scary! I’m willing to accept everything but can’t accept it. There is nothing more embarrassing than this. And there is no escape from it. The best part about The Father is that it is a disturbing reality, but it never disappointed me. Rather, it inspires understanding of the value of life and youth. Maybe I said more. You may find it a horror, psychological and heartbreaking experience. However, as long as you have a sense, you can get inspiration to take care of yourself.
Listening to the content may seem like nothing more than just Anthony Hopkin’s masterclass acting, but the main reason for being the best film is its screenplay and editing. Especially editing. Film editing means how smoothly and smoothly there is a transition from scene to scene, whether there is a rhythmic fall somewhere, all this. The movie is limited to Anthony and a few characters’ activities and conversations filmed inside the apartment. Even then, there was no monotony, no separation from the narrative. There was no attempt to create disturbing visuals with camera cinematography color grading. Yet, I clearly understood Anthony’s psychological status, screenplay, editing, and directing – it wouldn’t have been possible if the three departments weren’t appropriate. Comes with a production design.
The director had thought of Mr. Hopkins in the filming of Florence District from the beginning but did not think he could cast a legend like him. When Anthony Hopkins was asked about preparing this difficult and complex character, he said that the task seemed easy to him. Hopkins, 82, was confident he could do well with his experience. But I didn’t think it would be so good as a movie because it was Floren’s first job, and before that, his career was limited to screenwriting. Although Olivia Coleman was nominated for the supporting role, I was so engrossed in Anthony’s performance that I didn’t notice Olivia. Most of the time, Anthony’s mind was busy in the brain game. Feeling Twisted Disorienting Feeling, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Mother! Movies! But do not be afraid, there is nothing as complicated as them!
The great movie does – I almost twisted towards the end; it was hard to hold back the tears. The rest of the Oscar nominees should be honorably removed, and Mr. Hopkins and Chadwick should be included. If it had come out in time, it could have competed with Nomadland in the race for the best film; now, it may be too late. Otherwise, I would have placed The Father in the race for the best film next to Minari.
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I suggest this movie to everyone who missed it. I hope you will enjoy watching this movie.