KEVIN Shakes Up Cannes

News from the second day of the Cannes film festival is that the adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel, We Need to Talk about Kevin is earning raves and may be the winner of the Palm d’Or. It is directed by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar; she also considered adapting The Lovely Bones, but abandoned that project. Peter Jackson directed an adaptation in 2009) and stars Tilda Swinton.

Shriver’s novel follows a mother as she tries to come to terms with her son, who has committed a mass murder at his school. It was the winner of the 2005 Orange Prize and was published here in hardcover by Counterpoint and in trade paperback by HarperPerennial.

Two harrowing clips, below.

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