The Father - 2020 - 7/10
Dad struggles with dementia or Alzheimers.
Perceptions and memories, crossed and faulty.
Viewers benefit (or suffer) by being placed in his confused situation, constantly adjusting to shifting realities.
Acting is stellar across the board, though the back story is scant.
Better than I had feared – I had anticipated another version of King Lear.
Still, I seem to have viewed a lot of these vanishing souls over the years.
The flaw with most of these is that you observe characters in steep decline, rarely when they are hale.
Iris (2001) is a brilliant exception.