Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” proved to be a favorite of many cinephiles this past awards season. And for anyone who’s still holding on to the pain of star Annette Bening not receiving an Oscar nomination for her nuanced and understated performance as Dorthea, perhaps listening to her talk about her character will soothe your pain.
In our new exclusive featurette, which will be included on the upcoming “20th Century Women” DVD and Blu-ray release, Bening, Mills, and Greta Gerwig discuss what went into creating Dorthea (who is based on Mills’ own mother — no pressure) and the presence that Bening’s compelling performance brought to her.
“One of the things Mike was tapping into is the mystery of our children and our parents,” Bening says in the featurette. “And that we all seek to know our parents in a way that we can never fully realize.”
“20th Century Women” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 28. Check out our exclusive featurette below.