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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tilda Swinton
John C. Reilly
Ezra Miller
Ursula Parker
Directors
Lynne Ramsay
Screenwriters
Rory Kinnear
Lynne Ramsay
Running Time
112 minutes

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Plot
Eva (Swinton), the mother of a teenager (Miller) who careers off the rails, struggles to cope with the aftermath of his devastating actions, reflecting on the boy’s childhood and the breakdown of her relationship with both him and her absent husband (Reilly).


Verdict
A triumph for Ramsay — though no easy watch — anchored by terrific performances. Guaranteed to haunt you for days, and possibly prompt a rethink on your position on parenthood.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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