One of the most astonishing film debuts in recent memory, Xavier Legrand’s heart-stopping drama charts a family’s struggles with the fallout of divorce, and the resulting arrangements for - and impact on - the two children.
Miriam and Antoine have recently seperated. While she's willing to permit their 17-year-old daughter Josephine to decide living arrangements for herself, Miriam is desperate to keep her youngest, 11-year-old Julien, away from his father. But the magistrate rules in favour of join-custody, and suddenly the boy is thrown directly into the middle of an escalating parental conflict, where it seems inevitable that sides must be chosen.
Superbly observed and flawlessly acted, Legrand's precise dissection of this family dynamic masterfully builds into a pulse-pounding thriller. Honest, yet still evoking profound sympathy for all its protagonists, Custody is sure to be remembered as one of the most important and vital films of 2018.
"Extraordinary. Distinguished by truly outstanding performances and beautifully disciplined filmmaking. I was so impressed by this film I had to see it again only to have my original reaction reinforced." - MARGERET POMERANZ
"Heart-stopping. The debut of th eyear. A breath-taking, can't-look-away drama" - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"Searing. A time-bomb of a film tha crackles with intense emotional involvement...impossible to forget" - LA TIMES
"Fantastic. I was awed" - VARIETY
"Scintillating. A flawlessly executed gem" - SIGHT & SOUND
Cast: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Director: Xavier Legrand
Starts from Thursday, 25 October 2018. Session times to be announced.
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