The Father

The Father ★★★★

I spent a lot of time these past few months seeing my grandfather’s mental and physical health deteriorate from Alzheimer’s. At one point I even had to call an ambulance for him when he was non-responsive, and he’s been in a hospital ever since. Like Hopkins points out about Parisians, my grandfather “doesn’t even speak English” really either - mainly French and Arabic - so even though I’ve never been able to have much substantial conversation with him, he’s nonetheless been a major part of my life and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever come to know; an inspiration for how I wish to live my own life.

Needless to say, this was a hard watch. A brilliant film that I’m happy to say I got to experience in a theater.

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