We asked one of our favourite filmmakers, Deborah Haywood to pick one film a day in response to Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May); the theme of which is “kindness.” Day two and we have Eliza Hittman’s coming-of-age story about a US teenager seeking a termination. NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS “Heartbreaking and painfully authentic.” The Guardian Hittman described Never Rarely Sometimes Always as: “A narrative about a girl carrying around a lot of pain and burden, and the loneliness of it all”.
Here’s Haywood, explaining why she chose this remarkable film. “I chose Eliza Hittman’s latest film cos it’s just got a release and it’s flown into my bones and stuck itself into my heart. The performances are so affecting, especially the main actress’ who plays Autumn. It’s a hard and important watch and what made it bearable, for me, is the kindness shown by a woman’s health worker. When life seems against you the kindness in someone’s tone, can make you feel less alone. I hope any young girl (or woman) going through similar ordeals comes across someone like the character played so beautifully by Mia Dillon”.
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS WHERE TO WATCH
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