|Tues 15th May||7.45pm|
|Thurs 17th May||7.45pm|
Dir: Xavier Legrand | France | 2017 | 93 mins | French with English subtitles
Cast: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Xavier Legrand’s debut feature is an explosive family drama, as gripping as it is authentic and reminiscent of the Dardenne brothers’ hard-hitting unsentimental realism, though with added touches of horror. Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine (Denis Ménochet) are battling for custody of their son Julien (Thomas Gioria). In the courtroom Miriam pushes for sole custody – making some dark claims against her former husband – but her son proves an unwilling witness in support of her claims. When a decision on custody is finally reached, it sets in motion an almost unbearably tense chain of events. Flawlessly executed and full of a nerve-shredding tension.
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