Never Steady, Never Still

If you don't treat yourself to this movie, you will indeed be missing out on one of the best pieces of acting 2018 cinema has to offer.

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Never Steady, Never Still

NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, the feature film debut of Kathleen Hepburn, is a tender and heartbreaking story of a physically disabled mother and discontent son - each alienated from their world and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease. Having lived with Parkinson’s Disease for almost two decades, Judy is faced with the heightened challenges of daily life when tragedy strikes on their isolated property on the shores of Stuart Lake. Meanwhile, her teenage son, pushed by his father to get a job in the oil fields, is grappling with the daunting task of becoming a man in a world that has no apparent room for weakness. At its core, this is story of a mother’s guilt at not being able to be the protector she feels she should be, and a son’s overwhelming fear of never being enough – both longing for the forgiveness of the other and debilitated by self-imposed emotional isolation.

Festivals: TIFF, Palm Springs IFF, Seattle IFF, Chicago IFF
Genre
Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
112
Language
English
Director
Kathleen Hepburn
Writer(s)
Kathleen Hepburn
Cast
Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin
FEATURED REVIEW
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

One of several breakthrough indies of late to have started life as a short film, Kathleen Hepburn's 'Never Steady, Never Still' goes to a place where life is not easy, then seeks out those who have it tougher than others. Bleak but sometimes beautiful, the performance-driven feature debut is meatier ...

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