Beginners

  • Screening Date: 23rd February 2012,
  • Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller
  • Directed by: Mike Mills ('Thumbsucker')
  • Running time: 105 minutes
  • Rating: (M) contains offensive language & sexual references
Synopsis:

Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent star in this comedy-drama about a young man rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.

Oliver (McGregor) meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father (Plummer) has passed away. This new love has Oliver reflecting on his father who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live an energized, and tumultuous gay life – which included a younger boyfriend, Andy (Goran Visnjic, ER).

From writer/director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker), who based this story on his own father.