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20th Century Women

Mike Mills brings us a richly multi-layered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family and time. Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie at a time of cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy teenage neighbour. This is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this “family” forges fragile connections that will inspire them through their lives.

United States of America (USA) / 2016 / English dialogue with Colour / 119 mins
Genre: Comedy and Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References, Brief Sex, Brief Nudity and Coarse Language
Director: Mike Mills
Producer: Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Youree Henley
Scriptwriter: Mike Mills
DOP: Sean Porter
Editor: Leslie Jones
Composer: Roger Neill
Cast: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann
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