Trailer Of The Week - Week #9

The trailer for Mike Mills' forthcoming film Beginners reads rather like a tick list of the common staples of indie cinema.

Whispered or mumbled dialogue? Check. Unexpected life changing event? Check, check. Use of pictures, some hand drawn, to tell the story? Check. Autumnal leaves? Check. Artistically inclined relationship with ethereal European woman? Check. Dog with subtitles? Check.

Fine, laugh at the dog but you watch - it'll be next year's common indie trope. And so, despite featuring some very likable people (and a very likable dog), this is a mixed bag. It looks distinctly too 'floaty' for some tastes but the story is intriguing and Mills' offbeat direction might make this a winner. One to look for at your local arthouse later in the year.

Trailer Of The Week is a regular Film Intel feature which picks a different tasty trailer of delectable goodness every week and presents it on Sunday for your viewing pleasure. Sometimes old, sometimes new, sometimes major, sometimes independent, sometimes brilliant, sometimes a load of old bobbins: always guaranteed to entertain. If you want to make a suggestion for Trailer Of The Week, see the contact us page.

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