The Children Act (M)

The Children Act movie poster

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

"Thompson shines in one of her most satisfying screen roles" - DAVID STRATTON

"a mature and thoughtful film that is, above all, a wonderful showcase for a brilliant Emma Thompson" - NEWS.COM.AU

"a class act" - FILMINK

"a soulful and sophisticated adult drama that peers into the void between the beauty of ideals and the cost of living by them" - INDIEWIRE

"that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns" - VARIETY

"bracingly intelligent and civilised" - GUARDIAN

Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Director: Richard Eyre


Thursday, 10 January 2019: 3:10 PM (ends 5:05 PM) Reserve

Friday, 11 January 2019: 11:00 AM (ends 12:55 PM) Reserve

Saturday, 12 January 2019: 8:10 PM (ends 10:05 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 13 January 2019: 3:00 PM (ends 4:55 PM) Reserve

Monday, 14 January 2019: 11:00 AM (ends 12:55 PM) Reserve

Tuesday, 15 January 2019: 3:20 PM (ends 5:15 PM) Reserve

Wednesday, 16 January 2019: 8:00 PM (ends 9:55 PM) Reserve

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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