Custody (15)

Saturday 10 November 2018
7:30pm - 9:15pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Xavier Legrand Cast: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet Country: France Language: French Winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, this excruciatingly tense debut from director Xavier Legrand centres on a bitter battle for custody and its effect on the troubled son caught in the middle. Mother Miriam is desperate for sole custody of son Julien, claiming that father Antoine is dangerous, violent and abusive. Antoine insists he is a perfect father, his children turned against him by a vindictive mother. The judge's decision invokes a spiralling chain of manipulation and rage, in an engrossing drama that explores the darkest corners of parenthood.