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Anthony Hopkins

Jacques

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Apr 4, 2020
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Good morning
Yesterday my daughter told me about a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman. It is called The Father. I understand that it is a wonderful portrayal of a man who refuses help whist trying to understand what is happening to him.

There is a trailer on YouTube and it should be available to watch on prime at the end of this week. I will certainly be watching it as anything that can help me gain an insight into my husband's thinking could help with caring for him.
 

Sarasa

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Apr 13, 2018
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I'm looking forward to this. My sister in law works in the film industry so gets to see advanced viewings, tells me it is really good, though I expect it will be heart breaking. I think Hopkins has been nominated for an Oscar for his role
 

Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
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Even almost 5 years after my husband’s death I still find it very difficult to watch films such as these.
 

jaymor

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Me too, Friday will be the 5th anniversary of my husband’s death. This anniversary is the one that stays raw, birthdays, wedding anniversaries I can look on as happy memories but not this anniversary. Great that films are being made with dementia as the story line, we need more people to realise what life is like with dementia, but right now not for me, in the future, who knows.
 
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Izzy

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Will be thinking of you on Friday @jaymor. I’m not far behind you and I know exactly what you mean about memories of the day.
 

Seaholly

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Oct 12, 2020
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Sounds great - but surely that is just the sort of film that should be on the BBC and freely available to everyone, rather than hidden away where so many people wouldn't even think of looking?