The Children Act
2€ on the door. Doors open at 18.45. Film starts at 19.15
Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. She has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead). The intelligent boy is refusing a blood transfusion because of his religious (Jehovah’s Witnesses) convictions, although this will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? She 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. The screenplay is written by Ian McEwan and is based on his 2014 novel. Emma Thompson gives a wonderful interpretation of her role, acting with strength and sensitivity in this thought-provoking drama.
- August 2018
- 1h 45min
- Cert 12
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