"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