exceptional and devastating portrait of dementia

Notice: Before starting my text on ‘The father’ I recommend that, if you intend to see it, stop reading at this very moment and immerse yourself in his proposal knowing the least about it in order to fully enjoy it.

Maybe one of the most insubstantial arguments that can be used when trying to revile a feature film – and, more specifically, an adaptation of the stage to the big screen – is the one that chooses to allude to an alleged “showmanship”. A condition that, in some way, diminishes the “cinematographic” potential of a production despite the strictly filmic nature of its narrative.

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