C’MON C’MON
Narrative Feature | 108 minutes

HIFF 2021

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This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/8/2021
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Directed by
Mike Mills

Produced by
Chelsea Barnard
Lila Yacoub
Andrea Longacre-White

Written by
Mike Mills

Featuring
Joaquin Phoenix
Gaby Hoffmann
Scoot Mcnairy
Molly Webster
Jaboukie Young-White
Woody Norman


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2021 | English | USA

Writer-director Mike Mills (BEGINNERS, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN) returns to the festival with the story of Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix), a well respected radio journalist who finds his life turned upside-down when unexpected circumstances lead his semi-estranged sister Viv (Gaby Hoffmann) to leave her nine-year-old son Jesse (Woody Norman, in a breakout performance) in his care. Suddenly thrust into each other’s company, the two forge a tenuous but transformational relationship that takes them on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. With striking black-and-white cinematography and soulful performances from its knockout cast, C’MON C’MON is a delicate and deeply moving story about the tender connections between adults and children, the past and the future.