Another coming out gay movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, but don't yawn, because this story is told from a unique perspective.

Writer-Director Mike Mills' Beginners features 80-year-old Christopher Plummer in his first gay role.

Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) tells the story of his father, Hal, trying to catch up on lost time after coming out gay at the age of 75. Hal begins to openly embrace his sexuality by socializing with other gay men and dating a man about the same age as his son (Goran Visnjic).

Did we mention that Hal is terminally ill and that he and Oliver are trying to reconnect?

The story is made more compelling by the fact that it is partially based on Mills' own true-life experience with his father.

Beginners tackles many difficult subjects, including traveling the last mile of life, mending a father-son relationship, and coming out gay in the twilight of life.

After its Toronto premiere, the film lit a bidding war for distribution rights. Focus Features, the company that brought us Milk and The Kids Are All Right, acquired worldwide rights, excluding Canada, France, Australia, Scandinavia and the Benelux nations.