Directed by: Eliza Hittman
Starring: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Theodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold, Sharon Van Etten
Genre: Drama, Family
Release date: 13 March, 2020
Running Time: 101 Minutes
A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American–British drama film, written and directed by Eliza Hittman. It stars Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold and Sharon Van Etten. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020. It is scheduled to be released on March 13, 2020, by Focus Features. It was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival where it won Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
In April 2019, it was announced Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold and Sharon Van Etten had joined the cast of the film, with Eliza Hittman directing from a screenplay she wrote. Adele Romanski and Sara Murphy will produce the film under their Pastel Productions banner, while Rose Garnett, Tim Headington, Elika Portnoy and Alex Orlovsky will executive produce the film under their BBC Films and Tango Entertainment banners respectively. Focus Features will distribute.
Principal photography began in February 2019.
It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 13, 2020.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 28 reviews, and an average rating of 8.88/10. The site’s critics consensus reads: “Powerfully acted and directed, Never Rarely Sometimes Always reaffirms writer-director Eliza Hittman as a filmmaker of uncommon sensitivity and grace.” On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 92 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always competed at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for the U.S. Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize, where it won a Special Jury Award for Neo-Realism. Film was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival and won Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize the second most prestigious prize at the festival.
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