Featuring: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Nicholas Campbell
Runtime: 110 minutes
Set in a small town in northern B.C., NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL would be remarkable just on the basis of the astonishing scenery captured on screen. Thankfully, this family drama is further enriched by the insightful script and sensitive direction by Vancouver’s Kathleen Hepburn, as well as the outstanding performances by the British great Shirley Henderson and Théodore Péllerin, the rising Quebec actor whose credits include LES DÉMONS (KCFF ’16). They star as a mother and son whose health and emotional struggles are compounded by grief in the wake of an unexpected tragedy. The winner of several major prizes at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Hepburn’s highly accomplished debut feature conveys her characters’ inner lives with rare subtlety and grace.
Kathleen Hepburn is a Vancouver born writer and director. She has been awarded Leo’s for Best Dramatic Short and Best Direction in 2016, and Most Promising Canadian Director at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival. In 2012, along with Tyler Hagan, she co-founded Experimental Forest Films, an independent production company based in Vancouver, BC.