Cannes 2011: First look at Lynne Ramsay’s WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 15th, 2011

Almost ten years since her last film, MORVERN CALLAR, director Lynne Ramsay is not only returning to the big screen, but she’ll be taking her talents to France, as her next film, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, will premiere in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

However, we don’t have to wait until May to get our first look at what is one the more hotly anticipated films, from the arthouse world, of 2011.

Septimovicio has the set of photos (via The Playlist) from the film, which stars Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. The film follows the story of a mother, whose son goes on a killing spree at his high school. She begins writing to her estranged hubby, and attempts to deal with the grief and sense of responsibility through said writing. Featuring a score by Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood, this far and away one of the most interesting films set to hit the Croisette this year. The look and feel of the film seems to be really interesting, and you really can’t go wrong with a premise like the one Ramsay has built here, particularly knowing what she’s done in the past with films like RATCATCHER.

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