Two years after his Oscar for Best Actor received for “Joker”, Joaquin Phoenix will be back in our theaters. In black and white and in a more independent register thanks to “Our children’s souls” by Mike Mills, whose trailer has been unveiled.
On February 9, 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic rocked the world and brought the movie industry to a halt, Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Actor Oscar for his colorful performance in Joker. Two years later, it will be back in our theaters. In black and white. And on a much more independent side thanks to Mike Mills and Our Children’s Souls, whose trailer has been unveiled.
On January 26, 2022, Joaquin Phoenix will therefore be Johnny, a radio journalist interviewing young people across the United States on their vision of the future. But it is the voice of the actor that accompanies these images as he reads an excerpt from the book. “Star Child” from Claire A. Nivola to his nephew Jesse (Woody Norman) whom he has to care for when he has absolutely no previous education experience.
Illustrated by the “Moonlight” by Claude Debussy, this trailer reminds us at times of Spike Jonze’s Her in its ambiance, while the two results are very different from each other. And she seeks more to present the atmosphere to us than to tell us the story.
A story also carried by Gaby Hoffmann (the sister of Adam Driver in the series Girls), Scoot McNairy (Without a noise 2) and the young Woody Norman, seen in the mini-series Les Misérables of the BBC, and who is here the revelation of the film. Which allows director Mike Mills to continue in the humanist vein of his cinema, after Dark Difficult Age, Beginners and 20th Century Women.