April 20, 2018

Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend

Donald Clarke/ The Irish Times

Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend

New this week: An Irish zombie pic, a feminist western and a Canadian drama

NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL ★★★★
Directed by Kathleen Hepburn. Starring Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Nicholas Campbell, Jared Abrahamson, Mary Galloway. Club, Triskel, Cork; IFI, Dublin, 112 min

Shirley Henderson gives a career-best performance in Hepburn’s remarkably surefooted directorial debut. Judy, a woman living in farflung British Columbia, struggles with debilitating tremors in the later stages of Parkinson’s. Every button, every step is a challenge. Her family situation is as precarious as her health. Her carer husband (Campbell) dies suddenly. Her rudderless son, Jamie (Pellerin) is struggling with his own sexuality. A beautiful, wintry, heartfelt film, for which Hepburn has drawn from her own mother’s experiences. Full review TB