• Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

by Eliza Hittman Feature Film Competition

17-year-old Autumn is faced with making serious decisions after an unwanted pregnancy. Abortion is illegal in her home state of Pennsylvania, and the introverted teenager cannot count on getting any support from her family. Only her brash cousin Skylar turns out to be her ally in this difficult situation. In search of prospects, the two young women travel to New York City, where they have to survive without money or accommodation. Director Eliza Hittman sensitively tells the story of a teenager who wants to achieve self-determination in a misogynistic and resistant world. Her poetic imagery captures apparent trivialities to create a mixture of unembellished reality and melancholy reverie. The highly talented newcomers Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder play their roles with impressive naturalness. Under Hittman’s direction, they create one of the year’s most haunting cinematic moments with the scene that gives the film its title.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2020
  • Runtime: 101 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Eliza Hittman
  • Cast: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Sharon Van Etten, Ryan Eggold
  • Screenplay: Eliza Hittman
  • Cinematography: Hélène Louvart
  • Editor: Scott Cummings
  • Music: Julia Holter
  • Producers: Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Rose Garnett, Tim Headinton, Lia Buman, Elika Portnoy, Alex Orlovsky, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak
  • Production Companies: Pastel, BBC Films
  • World Sales: Focus Features
  • Swiss Distribution: Universal Pictures International Switzerland GmbH
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