20th Century Women (15)
Mike Mills, USA, 2016, 118’
A multi-layered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family and the connections we search for our whole lives. Dorothea (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour. A poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.