Having just scared off his recent caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when concerned Anne, his daughter, tells him she’s moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, Anthony’s surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Why has his younger daughter stopped visiting? Who are the strangers that burst in on Anthony?
★★★★★ A devastating masterwork IGN
★★★★★ Hopkins does it again…a magnificent and harrowing performance The Boston Globe
★★★★★ As tough as it is tender The Washington Post
BBFC Insight: upsetting scenes, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language
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