August 09, 2011 09:02:39 GMT
In the international trailer, Swinton's Eva reflects and questions what she did wrong in raising her teenage son, Kevin, after he committed a mass murder at his school.
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" finally gets its first international trailer. Offering a look at the Lynne Ramsay-directed drama, this preview opens with a happy tone before it turns sour. It gives a look at the scenes in which Tilda Swinton's Eva gets pregnant and gives birth to a dark haired baby boy, Kevin.
As Kevin grows up, Eva realizes there is something wrong with her son. Just two days before his sixteenth birthday, Kevin commits a mass murder at his school. His heinous act leaves Eva to grapple with her feelings of grief and responsibility, forcing her to begin to question herself if she ever loved Kevin and how much of what her son did was her fault.
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, and will be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Swinton has received praises for her "delicate and damaged performance as the conflicted and depressed mother." Her co-star, John C. Reilly, also received compliment for his role as Kevin's father.
Based on Orange Prize-winning novel of the same title by Lionel Shriver, this drama movie also stars Ezra Miller as teenage Kevin. It is due to open for a limited release in the U.S. on December 2.