I didn’t understand at first what it was I loved so much about Mike Mills’ film Beginners. I only knew that it moved me, that I cried during the last 30 minutes.
During subsequent weeks, I’ve frequently thought about the film, and in my mind always land on the moments of pain, emptiness, then transformation. Though the specifics of the situations were unfamiliar to me, the struggle to connect and love, the inarticulate need to be an individual, the acceptance of family without truly understanding them – all are part of the art of being human. And to this, I could relate.