How I Live Now

  • 2013
  • R
  • 101 min
  • UK, Canada
  • romance, science fiction, thriller

An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writer: Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni, Penelope Skinner

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, George MacKay, Tom Holland, Harley Bird,

Led by another strong performance from Saoirse Ronan and a screenplay that subverts YA clich├ęs, How I Live Now blends young love with post-apocalyptic drama.

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  • Kevin Macdonald
    Kevin Macdonald
    Kevin Macdonald (born October 28, 1967) is a Scottish director, best known for his films One Day in September, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void.

Main Cast


Tagline: Love will lead you home

Certificate: R

Genres: romance, science fiction, thriller, war

Keywords: based on novel or book, terrorist, post-apocalyptic, survival, english country side, based on young adult novel


Producer: Charles Steel, John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann

Editor: Jinx Godfrey

Casting: Nina Gold, Cindy Tolan

Director of photography: Franz Lustig

Costume design: Jane Petrie

Production design: Jacqueline Abrahams

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 101 min

Country: UK, Canada

Language: English

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color