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Eva puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the community, Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility.
Tilda Swinton chills as an ice-cold avatar of maternal resentment and regret in Lynne Ramsay’s reckoning with familial dysfunction. Draped in chiaroscuro lighting, deliberately sparse domestic spaces eerily evoke the tension between nature and nurture, and the characters’ vacant emotional lives.