March 26th, 2021 – Sony Pictures Classics’ much-anticipated PVOD Release of Florian Zeller’s Academy Award® nominated THE FATHER is now available on Eventive, the leading platform in virtual cinema.
The PVOD release comes on the heels of the film’s theatrical release on February 26, 2021, and now 6 Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Anthony Hopkins, Best Supporting Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Adapted Screenplay for Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, Best Film Editing for Yorgos Lamprinos and Best Production Design for Peter Francis and Cathy Featherstone.
Written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, THE FATHER stars Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, a father-daughter duo—one mischievous, the other caring—who battle the universal prophecy of loss that comes with age. The family drama also stars Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams.
THE FATHER was co-produced by Trademark Films, F Comme Film, Ciné[email protected] and Les Films du Cru and financed by Viewfinder and Embankment. Producers are David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Christophe Spadone and Simon Friend.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992—which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world. Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 39 Academy Awards® (35 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 175 Academy Award® nominations (149 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.
In 2020, Eventive emerged as the leading platform for virtual cinema screenings, hosting over 700 festivals and year-round exhibitors, such as AFI, Mountainfilm, Austin Film Festival and working with distributors including A24, Magnolia, Greenwich, as well as independent filmmakers to release and promote films such as JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, Mr. SOUL!, FLANNERY, JIMMY CARTER: ROCK’N’ROLL PRESIDENT, FIRST COW, BOYS STATE, and MINARI.