Lynne Ramsay has no time for nerves
Published 12/05/2011 | 13:23
Lynne Ramsay, the director of the only British film in the running for the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, said she has "not had a chance to be nervous".
Glasgow-born Lynne will screen We Need To Talk About Kevin at the festival tonight (May 12).
She told Screen Magazine she knew she wanted to make the film, based on a novel by London-based author Lionel Shriver, even before it was published.
She said: "I like taking meaty material, risky stuff. And I just thought it was a b****y good story."
The film, about the aftermath of a high-school massacre, is up against entries from the US, Finland and Spain for the coveted Palme d'Or.
Lynne said: "I've not had a chance to be nervous because I've been finishing up the movie."
We Need To Talk About Kevin stars Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton opposite American actor John C Reilly.