By on 27 October, 2011

Photo: Francois Mori / Associated Press


Some of the best movies have won the top picture at the London Film Festival (LFF), and this year the bar has been raised once again with Tilda Swinton‘s ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin‘ scooping the top award!


The Oscar-winning actress plays as a mother coming to terms with the fact her son, Kevin, has committed mass murder at his high school. It’s based on Lionel Shriver‘s 2003 book of the same name, and fought off stiff competition from George Clooney‘s ‘The Desendants‘ to win the Best Picture at the British Film Institute‘s (BFI) movie event on Wednesday night (26th October, 2011).

John Madden, chairman of the judging panel, explained why this movie shined a little more above the rest:

“In the end, we were simply bowled over by one film – a sublime, uncompromising tale of the torment that can stand in the place of love. We Need To Talk About Kevin is made with the kind of singular vision that links great directors across all the traditions of cinema.”


Actress Candese Reid won the British Newcomer prize for her movie debut in ‘Junkhearts‘, while Argentinian director Pablo Giorgelli won The Sutherland Award for ‘Las Acacias‘.


Canadian director David Cronenberg and British actor Ralph Fiennes were awarded the festival’s highest honour – the BFI Fellowship.



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