Friday, June 29 - Thursday, August 2, 2018

Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.

Official selection: Venice Film Festival 2017 – Winner for Lion of the Future Debut & Silver Lion for Directing, Toronto Int’l Film Festival, BFI London, CPH PIX, San Sebastian Int’l Film Festival – Winner for Audience Award, Sao Paulo Int’l Film Festival – Winner for Critics Award Best Foreign Film, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018, Miami Int’l Film Festival – Winner for Screenwriting Award, Dublin Int’l Film Festival – Winner for Best Film

  • Country France
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Xavier Legrand
  • Writer Xavier Legrand
  • Editor Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Cinematographer Nathalie Durand
  • Cast Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria

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