Premiere Scene was both deeply shocked and incredibly impressed by Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay's stunning movie We Need to Talk About Kevin. Adapted from American novelist Lionel Shriver's book of the same name, the film follows Eva played by Tilda Swinton (Young Adam, I am Love) attempt to regain control of her life after an unexplained tragedy. Intercut with this first story we follow the upbringing of Eva's son, Kevin, masterfully portrayed in his teenage years by relative newcomer Ezra Miller (Another Happy Day, The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morven Callar) directs with the confidence of a much more established, older director. We Need to Talk About Kevin isn't nessecarily a film that is "liked" as it is one that will make you think, talk and consider its premise for days afterward. An absolute must-see.