'Kevin' wins BFI award
We Need to Talk About Kevin has won Best Movie at this year’s BFI London Film Festival Awards.
The film, based on Lionel Shriver’s best-selling book, follows a mother’s troubled relationship with her wayward son, Kevin.
Director Lynne Ramsay said that the award with the “light at the end of the tunnel”:
“We worked really hard on this one. The script was intricate and really well-crafted – we had to do it that way with only 30 days to shoot.
“It’s a really major achievement for us; we have been wanting this for years.”
The film stars Erza Miller as Kevin and Tilda Swinton as his mother, Eva, who struggles with how her life changes after giving birth to a troubled son.
We Need to Talk About Kevin beat Venice Film Festival winner Fraust, The Descendants and Shame to the title, with judge Gillian Anderson saying the panel had to “battle it out” to decide on a winner.
The festival closes on Thursday with a screening of Terence Davies’ adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz.