We Need To Talk About Kevin

Lynne Ramsay’s (You Were Never Really Here) three-times-BAFTA-nominated adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel won Best Film at London Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or.

Eva (Tilda Swinton, now starring in The Personal History of David Copperfield) has put her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community. Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility. Did she ever love her son? And how much of what Kevin did was her fault?

★★★★★ “A piece of vital, visceral cinema” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★★ “A brilliantly extreme parable, operatically pessimistic” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Runtime 110 Minutes
Release date 2011