NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL
Director: Kathleen Hepburn
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Nicholas Campbell
Running Time: 112m
Release Date: 20 April 2018
In cinemas april 20
The feature film debut of writer/director Kathleen Hepburn, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL is a tender and heart-breaking 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.
Set in the rugged and unforgiving rural north of British Columbia, Canada, the film tells the story of Judy (Henderson), a woman who has lived with Parkinson's disease for almost two decades. She is faced with the heightened challenges of daily life when her husband and primary caregiver dies of a sudden heart attack on their isolated property on the shores of Stuart Lake.
Meanwhile, her teenage son Jamie (Pellerin), pushed by his father to get a job on the oil fields, is terrified of the idea of filling his shoes at too young an age, and grappling with the daunting task of becoming a man in a world that has no apparent room for weakness.
Dublin International Film Festival (Feb 23) - Book tickets here
Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 25/26) - Book tickets here