It’s been a while since Mike Mills was last on the scene, doing his moviemaking thing. Beginners, his film about an introverted creative (Ewan McGregor) learning of his father’s (Christopher Plumber) latent homosexuality, felt like a lifetime ago, aka 2010. Now he’s back with the highly intriguing 20th Century Women, which arrives with an absolutely storming cast list: top billed are Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and Annette Bening.
The film is a drama in which three women come to the aid of a sexually frustrated teenage boy, each bringing the slightly differing attitudes, approaches and politics of their era. Mills is maybe still best known as an ace music promo director, working primarily with the French band Air and NY alt-rockers Blonde Redhead, but on the evidence of this first trailer, feature filmmaking may just be his strongest creative suit. We’ve got big hopes for this one, and it’s set to premiere at the New York Film Festival before reaching UK cinemas in 2017. Watch the first trailer above and share your thoughts with us @LWLies
Published 27 Sep 2016
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