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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Synopsis
Psychological drama about a tormented mother grappling with feelings of accountability and intense grief after her troubled 15-year-old son commits an act of violence that shakes their community to its very core. Eva (Tilda Swinton) had a promising career when an unplanned pregnancy threw her life off balance, though she selflessly put her own ambitions aside to give her son Kevin a good life. From the moment Kevin was born, there was a palpable tension between mother and son. Years later, as a teenager, Kevin snaps. As the community recoils from Kevin and his family, Eva begins to question whether or not she ever really loved her son in the first place. Based on the novel by Lionel Shriver.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Film studies; Psychology; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
abnormal psychology; child development; families; massacres; social psychology; mother-child interaction

Credits

Director
Lynne Ramsay
Writer
Lionel Shriver
Cast
Ezra Miller 
John C Reilly 
Tilda Swinton 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
112 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Artificial Eye

Web
http://www.artificial-eye.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7240 5353
Fax
020 7240 5242
Address
20-22 Stukeley Street
London
WC2B 5LR
Notes
Independent film and video distributor with an emphasis on foreign language titles. Sale on DVD via retail outlets.
 

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