Custody

Tuesday 30 October 2018 8pm

Dir: Xavier Legrand France 2017

Language: French with subtitles

Running time: 94 mins Cert: 15A

Starring: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria

Supported By: Athlone Musical Society

Miriam and Antoine Besson have just divorced. A bitter legal battle with their young son Julien at the centre results in joint custody, despite Miriam arguing that her son does want to see his father. Her claims that Antoine has been violent towards them don't stand up when she fails to produce proof of this in front of the judge. As Antoine tries to re-establish a relationship with his distressed son, the truth of the situation is slowly and tensely revealed.

Based on his 2013 Oscar-nominated short Just Before Losing Everything, this impressive feature debut from French actor-director Xavier Legrand is a dynamic and suspenseful family drama.

Awards
Winner, Best Director Award (Silver Lion), Venice Film Festival 2017
Winner, Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017
Winner, Audience Award, Glasgow Film Festival 2018

"…almost unbearably-tense … wrenching, heart-stopping" – Screen International, Venice Film Festival 2017

"…a scintillating separation drama." – Sight & Sound, Venice Film Festival 2017