D: Mike Mills
Focus Features/Olympus (Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de
Pencier, Lars Knudsen & Jay Van Hoy)
USA 🇺🇸 2010 (released 2011)
W: Mike Mills
DP: Kasper Tuxen
Ed: Olivier Bugge Coutte
Ewan McGregor (Oliver Fields), Mélanie Laurent (Anna
Wallace), Christopher Plummer (Hal Fields), Goran Višnjić (Andy)
Beginners is a bittersweet comedy-drama about love, but more
importantly, about new beginnings, not only respective of Ewan McGregor's fledgling relationship with Mélanie Laurent, but also of the relationship he has with his terminally ill father, recently
out of the closet and coping in his first homosexual relationship with a much younger lover.
Incredibly well written with colourful characters and directed
in a quirky style of it's own, the film gives an incredibly able cast a good platform to exercise their acting talents, of which Christopher Plummer is the standout, winning a Best Supporting
Actor Oscar for his performance.