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Beginners Beginners

Mike Mills / USA / 2010 / 105 min

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An autobiographic pic by Mike Mills about a paterfamilias who confesses to his homosexual tendencies at the age of 75.

Thirty-eight year old graphic artist Oliver has just lost his father to cancer, after Oliver's mother passed away five years earlier. Oliver meets the unpredictable Anna, an irreverent French actress, only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at 75 to live a full, energized gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavours to love Anna with all the bravery, humour, and hope that his father taught him.

»OK, so my parents were married in 1955 and my mom knew my dad was gay and my dad knew he was gay and so I was, like, 'Why in the heck did you get married?' Like, what was going on? What was that time? It's like this crazy paradox that my whole life is based on, or my family's based on. So I spent a lot of time trying to understand '55.«
- Mike Mills

Mike Mills
Born in 1966 in Berkeley, CA, USA. A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. Over the years he has managed to produce work in both the art and commercial spheres. He has created graphics for clothing designers X-Girl, Marc Jacobs and Supreme, music videos for Air, Pulp, Moby and other artists and record covers for the Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and Beck.

filmography
2000 Deformer (documentary short)
2000 Architecture of Reassurance (short)
2001 Paperboys (documentary short)
2005 Thumbsucker
2007 Does Your Soul Have a Cold? (documentary)
2010 Beginners (Začetniki)

 

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