Ramsay talks about Kevin in Connecticut
by Naman Ramachandran
Written by Ramsay and Rory Kinnear, and based on the novel by Lionel Shriver, the film stars Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller. Producers are Jennifer Fox (Michael Clayton), Luc Roeg (Mr. Nice) and Robert Salerno (21 Grams).
The film is an Independent/Jennifer Fox production in association with Artina Films and Forward Films, presented by BBC Films and the UK Film Council in association with Footprint Investments LLP, Caemhan Partnership LLP and Lip Sync Productions.
BBC Films’ Creative Director Christine Langan (The Damned United [+see also:
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film profile]) developed the project with Paula Jalfon (In the Loop [+see also:
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The film follows the story of Eva (Swinton), Franklin (Reilly) and Kevin (Miller), who two days before his sixteenth birthday goes on a horrific rampage. In the wake of his actions, his mother Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility and ponders whether she ever loved her son and whether his actions were her fault.
Kevin boasts of a top-notch technical crew including cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (Oscar nominee for Atonement [+see also:
film profile]), editor Joe Bini (Grizzly Man), production designer Judy Becker (I'm Not There) and costume designer Catherine George (The Messenger).
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