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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin

Besides the fact that its been almost a decade since we last visited with the filmmaker (Morvern Caller has had time to grow on me), I’m drawn to the intimate nature in which Ramsay chooses to explore both the prelude and the aftermath of death – plus you get the feeling that Swinton will be stellar in this one.

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#10. We Need To Talk About Kevin

Director/Writer: Lynne Ramsay
Producers: Jennifer Fox and Luc Roeg
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: This is an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s prize-winning book which follows Kevin and his mother, Eva (Swinton). After Kevin goes on a killing spree just days before his 16th birthday, Eva is forced to question whether she ever loved her son and how much she is to blame for what he did…(more)

Cast: Tilda Swinton with casting of Kevin to be announced shortly.

Why is it on the list?Besides the fact that its been almost a decade since we last visited with the filmmaker (Morvern Caller has had time to grow on me), I’m drawn to the intimate nature in which Ramsay chooses to explore both the prelude and the aftermath of death – plus you get the feeling that Swinton will be stellar in this one.

Release Date/Status?Still in pre-production, lensing with commence this year and a best case outcome is a Venice release followed by North American film fests in the fall. With Swinton on a winning streak this could find a U.S distributor perhaps even before premiere.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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