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“We Need to Talk About Kevin” takes top prize at BFI London – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Interesting developments out of London, where Lynne Ramsay’s provocative parental drama “We Need to Talk About Kevin” took home the Best Film prize at the BFI London Film Festival Wednesday night.

Ramsay’s film — which has amassed a strong critical following with screenings at Cannes, Telluride and Toronto – tells the story of a shell-shocked mother (Tilda Swinton) dealing with the repercussions of her son’s devastating actions. John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller are brilliant in support, but it’s Swinton’s show, through and through.
(Click HERE to read our exclusive interview with the Oscar-winning actress from the Toronto International Film Festival.)

”We were struck by the sheer panache displayed by these great storytellers. In the end, we were simply bowled over by one film, a sublime, uncompromising tale of the torment that can stand in the place of love,” film festival chair John Madden said of Ramsay’s film, which beat out such competition as Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” and Michel Hazanavicius’s “The Artist.”

This could be a big boost for “Kevin” as the awards race turns a corner and starts to determine frontrunners. Ramsay’s film has been talked about as being able to earn potential nominations for Swinton, Miller, screenplay and a few technical categories. But now we have to wonder if Picture and Director are possible if enough Academy voters are able to see Ramsay’s film for themselves.

“Kevin” wasn’t the only Oscar hopeful to receive a momentum blast out of BFI. Werner Herzog’s “Into the Abyss” grabbed top documentary honors, while David Cronenberg – who brought his “A Dangerous Method” to the fest – collected the BFI Fellowship trophy from Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas and “Method” co-star Michael Fassbender.

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