2017 Seniors' Film Festival ACMI & the Victorian Seniors' Festival present

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“Mike Mills' thoroughly beguiling second feature is as playful and amusing as it is bittersweet…”

Sydney Film Festival

Director Mike Mills’ semi-autobiographical romantic drama follows father and son, Hal (Christopher Plummer) and Oliver (Ewan McGregor), as they each deal with the vagaries of unexpected love. Widowed Hal is in his early 70s when he resolves after a period of due deference to the memory of his dearly departed wife to come out of the closet. While Hal embraces a renewed vigour for life and love with a younger partner, his 30-something son Oliver continues to struggle with commitment. When Oliver meets the unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent), his long-nurtured emotional defenses slowly begin to give way.