USA, 2010 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Mike Mills

"A tender, funny-sad journey into the messiness that is love." - Hollywood Reporter

At 75 years old, Hal (Christopher Plummer) is only recently out of the closet, dying of cancer, and determined to finally be faithful to himself. Sad-eyed Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is his son, confused by but encouraging of his father's decision. As his father embraces the contours of a new life, Oliver confronts the legacy of his emotionally stifled childhood.

Inspired by director Mike Mills's own father's decision to come out before his death, Beginners is a sincere and moving film about the difficulties of surrendering to love.

Mike Mills is a guest of the Festival.

"Deeply poignant and disarmingly personal." - Variety

D/S Mike Mills P Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy Dist Hopscotch TD 35mm/2010

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