Who is to blame when a child goes horribly wrong? Tilda Swinton is stunning as a mother who is caught in the crossfire when her son commits atrocities, and is left to ponder her own culpability. “A skin-peelingly intimate character study and a brilliantly nihilist, feminist parable” (Guardian). Based on the 1996 best seller by Lionel Shriver, the film is a powerful and inventive work that is the best kind of adaptation—one that doesn’t attempt to replicate but instead reimagines a story through film. Print courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories. 2011, 35mm, 112 minutes.
The Walker’s screening on Friday, February 10, will now be free for Walker members. For tickets already purchased, please contact the Walker Box Office for a refund at 612.375.7600.
The film will start its theatrical run at the Landmark Theatres on Friday, March 2.