Thoughtful violence is created in both DRIVE and YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE through each director’s meticulous attention to detail through music, visual symbolism and tight editing. Nancy Epton on the approach of Lynne Ramsay and Nicolas Winding Refn.
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is a tyrannically taut film that often feels like a 90-minute heart attack. The idea that any film – even one of Ramsay’s own – could make WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN seem relaxed is absurd, yet here it is.
“At the moment only 5% of fiction directors are women, 4% of cinematographers are women and 2% sound recordists are women.” Cinematographer Gabi Norland explains why women filmmakers need our support.
Jim Ross reviews WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Lynne Ramsay’s truly unsettling return to the big screen following a mother in the aftermath and build up to a horrific act of violence by her son.