Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is glamming it up at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where her new movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” debuted Thursday evening (May 12). Swinton stars alongside Oscar nominee John C. Reilly as parents of a boy responsible for a deadly school shooting.
Kirk Honeycutt with the Hollywood Reporter writes, “With this film, Tilda Swinton establishes herself as the one to beat for best-actress honors at 2011 Cannes.” And The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw says the movie is “a skin-peelingly intimate character study and a brilliantly nihilist, feminist parable” where Tilda Swinton “brings her A-game.”
The Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan writes that “Kevin” “provides yet another showcase for the formidable acting skills of Tilda
Swinton, who is on fire as a mother attempting to come to terms with her
life after her son’s part in a high school massacre.”
Swinton has a Best Supporting Actress Oscar statuette. Will we perhaps see her nab the Lead Actress one in a year’s time?