JHC Film Club: ‘Father’ (1990)

‘Father’ (1990)

Directed by John Power and starring Max Von Sydow, Carol Drinkwater & Julia Blake. Winner of 2 AFI awards.

Anne is a happily married young mother. She lives in a suburban hotel with her husband, two young daughters and her elderly father, Joe, who migrated from Germany after the war.

Their normal life is shattered when Iya Zetnick, a middle-aged European woman, accuses Joe of being a Nazi war criminal. Anne angrily defends her father but as the pressure begins to mount, she starts to doubt him.