TIFF 2011: Films We Are Most Looking Forward To: Trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’
One of my favourite British directors, Lynne Ramsay is back with We Need To Talk About Kevin. Ramsay first hit the scene with he incredible debut Ratcatcher in 1999, and went on to make one of the best films of the aughts with Morvern Callar. Now almost a decade later, she returns and her new film has me very excited, making my muse see list at the Toronto International Film Festival. We Need To Talk About Kevin is an adaptation of the best-seller from Lionel Shriver, about a mother’s difficult relationship with her sociopathic son, who also happens to be the perpetrator of a high school massacre. We’ve posted three chilling clips from the film already, but now we have the first trailer.
synopsis: A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable, We Need T0 Talk About Kevin is told from the perspective of Eva, played by Tilda Swinton in a tour-de-force performance. Always an ambivalent mother, Eva and Kevin have had a contentious relationship literally from Kevin’s birth. Kevin (Ezra Miller), now 15-years-old, escalates the stakes when he commits a heinous act, leaving Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, as well as the ire of the community-at-large. We Need To Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva¹s own culpability is measured against Kevin¹s innate evilness, while Ramsay¹s masterful storytelling leaves enough moral ambiguity to keep the debate going.