After crafting two of the most vivid, intimate coming-of-age dramas this decade with 2013’s It Felt Like Love and 2017’s Beach Rats, director Eliza Hittman is following it up with another teen-focused film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Ahead of a Sundance world premiere and a release in March, Focus Features has now released the first trailer.
Described as an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania, the story follows Autumn and her cousin Skylar who embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City when faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support.
Led by newcomers Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder (Matilda The Musical), the ensemble also features Théodore Pellerin (lead of the fantastic Genesis), Ryan Eggold (BlacKkKlansman), and Sharon Van Etten. Hittman has also reteamed with cinematographer Hélène Louvart (Happy as Lazzaro, Pina, Maya).
See the trailer below and return for our review.
Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.