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We Need to Talk About Kevin
Directed by Lynne Ramsay • 2011 • United Kingdom, United States
Starring Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, John C. Reilly
Having established herself as one of contemporary cinema’s most electrifying voices with the critical triumphs of RATCATCHER and MORVERN CALLAR, Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsay continued her exploration of youth in turmoil with this gripping psychological thriller. Based on the acclaimed novel by Lionel Shriver, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN features a tour-de-force performance from Tilda Swinton as Eva, a mother pushed to the breaking point as she contends with the increasing malevolence of her seemingly sociopathic son Kevin (Ezra Miller). Ramsay’s masterful storytelling maintains a provocative moral ambiguity as it takes the age-old debate about nature vs. nurture to its chilling extreme.