Tallgrass Third Thursdays at the Murdock Present: We Need to Talk About Kevin
@ 7:00 PM
March 16, 2012
@ 7:00 PM
March 18, 2012
@ 3:00 PM
“‘Kevin’ is an extraordinary work from Ramsay, a filmmaker with an uncommon gift for getting at the inner psychology of her characters through striking visuals.” — The Atlantic
The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Palme D’Or and screened at the 9th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, earning the Golden Strands programming award for best narrative feature film. In addition to BAFTA nominations for Outstanding British, Best Director and Best Leading Actress, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN has racked up nominations over the past year – from the Golden Globes to the Screen Actors Guild to the National Board of Review, to name just a few.
A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller).
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness. Ramsay’s masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.