We Need To Talk About Kevin is an emotional thriller, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) and starring Tilda Swinton.
Eva puts 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?
Based on the Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Presented by BBC Films and the UK Film Council in association with Footprint Investments LLP, Piccadilly Pictures and Lipsync Productions, the film is an Independent production in association with Artina Films and Rockinghorse Films. A Film By Lynne Ramsay. Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller. Produced by Luc Roeg (Mr. Nice), Jennifer Fox (Michael Clayton, The Informant!), Robert Salerno (21 Grams). Screenplay by Lynne Ramsay & Rory Stewart Kinnear. Based on the novel by Lionel Shriver.
The film was developed by BBC Films’ Creative Director Christine Langan (The Damned United, Bright Star) with Paula Jalfon (In The Loop, Closer). Executive producers are Steven Soderbergh, Christine Langan, Paula Jalfon, Christopher Figg, Robert Whitehouse, Michael Robinson, Andrew Orr, Norman Merry, Lisa Lambert, Lynne Ramsay and Tilda Swinton.
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller