We Need To Talk About Kevin
Dir. Lynne Ramsay (2011); US and UK, 112m
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller
Dir. Lynne Ramsay (1999); UK, 94m
Starring: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie
FRIDAY, MAY 18th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
SATURDAY, MAY 19th at 7:00pm & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 20th at 3:00PM & 5:00pm
There is a dark side to motherhood in the loss of freedom and true individualism that We Need to Talk About Kevin exemplifies. Ramsay builds up the plot with fragmented scenes of Kevin’s ‘bad seed behavior over the course of his childhood —— his distraught mother Eva (Tilda Swinton) is left to deal with him and his destruction.
The following film is Ramsay’s debut Ratcatcher, capturing life in the dismal environment of public housing in 1970’s Glasgow, Scotland. James Gillespie (William Edie) dreams of living in a warmer world, one with more love and tenderness. Constantly haunted by a secret of his own wrongdoing, as a viewer we are able to travel through his world with Ramsay’s haptic cinematography. The abstraction of ambiguous morality is entwined in the storytelling capacity of these two brilliant films.