• We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • Kill the Day

We Need to Talk About Kevin

BAMPFA Collection


Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell,

Note: While previously scheduled to be in person, Lynne Ramsay will not be appearing for this screening due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.

Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller star in this “domestic horror story” about a family whose young son commits a horrendous act and the mother who replays every maternal moment that could have influenced it. Based on the prize-winning novel by Lionel Shriver, Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation turns the focus onto the grieving mother, ostracized and nearly living like a mournful ghost as she bears the brunt of a community’s wrath. Swinton is, as always, impeccable in this “disturbing tale told with uncompromising emotionality and great skill by Ramsay” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times). 

Jason Sanders
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Rory Stewart Kinnear
Based On
  • the novel by Lionel Shriver

  • Seamus McGarvey
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 111 mins
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories
Preceded By

Kill the Day

Lynne Ramsay, United Kingdom, 1996

Ramsay’s elliptical depiction of addiction is “a vérité-visceral look into the mundane reality of a drug user . . .  caught in a metaphorical (and . . . literal) prison sentence." (Willow Maclay, Village Voice). 

Print Info
  • Color
  • 18 mins

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