“The Father” director Florian Zeller says: “Anthony Hopkins is the best actor in the world”
Florian Zeller is considered one of the most important playwrights in France. With the Oscar-nominated film “The Father” he filmed his own play with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the leading roles. The film world will hear a lot from him in the future.
With his superbly played and staged film debut “The Father”, the well-known French playwright Florian Zeller (41) earned six Academy Award nominations and two wins: Anthony Hopkins was named best actor for his role as father with dementia and Zeller as co-author for the best adapted script. We spoke to the director at the Zurich Film Festival about the chamber play-like father-daughter drama, his relationship with Anthony Hopkins and his Swiss roots.