The Children Act
The Children Act

The Children Act 12A


Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018

Richard Eyre
Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead
105 mins, 2017, UK
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Hot on the heels of On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan again adapts his own novel in this riveting drama about a High Court judge (Emma Thompson) who finds her personal and professional crises colliding.

This stately, moving drama follows Fiona (Thompson - never better), a judge who is married to her work - as her own marriage (to Stanley Tucci) flounders, she must decide if Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a 17-year-old with leukaemia, should have a blood transfusion that will save his life - against his Jehovah's Witness beliefs. Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to reach her final verdict - measures that will have far-reaching consequences...

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), this is a heartbreaking, intelligent and sophisticated drama that brings to life complex moral questions (particularly in the wake of the Charlie Gard case).

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