Part of Festival Fever, this month on Curzon12.
Lynne Ramsay's three-times-BAFTA-nominated adaptation of Lionel Shriver's 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' won Best Film at London Film Festival in 2011, was nominated for the Palme d'Or and declared Best Film of the Year by critic Mark Kermode in 2011.
Eva (Tilda Swinton, starring in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' at this year's Festival) 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