Oscilloscope Laboratories has officially announced that Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" will get an Academy Award qualifying run on December 2, 2011. Already highly speculated to be released before year's end, "Kevin" will hit both New York and Los Angeles in December as Oscilloscope hopes to repeat its successful campaign from two years back with "The Messenger."
Starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller, the film is an adaptation of Lionel Shriver's award winning novel. It premiered at Cannes earlier this year, and was today announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.
"Kevin" as described by Oscilloscope:
A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is told from the perspective of Eva, played by Tilda Swinton in a tour-de-force performance.
Always an ambivalent mother, Eva and Kevin have had a contentious relationship literally from Kevin's birth. Kevin (Ezra Miller), now 15-years-old, escalates the stakes when he commits a heinous act, leaving Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, as well as the ire of the community-at-large. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness, while Ramsay's masterful storytelling leaves enough moral ambiguity to keep the debate going.
Read indieWIRE's highly positive review from Cannes here, which certainly singles out Swinton and Miller as potential awards season inclusions.