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Inspired by Kubrick

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We need to talk about how great this gut-wrenching drama is…

Image from We Need to Talk About Kevin

UK-USA 2011
Dir Lynne Ramsay
With Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller
35mm (1, 18 Apr), Digital (22 Apr)
Certificate 15

Ezra Miller glowers at us directly and defiantly as the eponymous Kevin in a pose reminiscent of many of Kubrick’s protagonists. In her brilliant adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s harrowing novel, Lynne Ramsay employs a distinctly Kubrickian approach to storytelling. Eschewing the epistolary structure of the novel, Ramsay instead opts for an emotive collage of uneasy, psychologically charged spaces, strikingly powerful imagery and a tour de force central performance from Tilda Swinton.

Also available on BFI Player.

The screening on Monday 29 April features an extended intro with Lynne Ramsay.


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