The Children Act

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

The Children Act (12A) 105mins

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona 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.

Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf, Rupert Vansittart and Jason Watkins. Written by and based on the novel by Ian McKewan, and directed by Richard Eyre (The Dresser, Notes On A Scandal).

 

'A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint'  Sight & Sound

'A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint'  Sight & Sound

‘Thompson belongs in the spotlight’  Little White Lies

‘Another reminder, if one were needed, of the subtlety and skill of Emma Thompson's stratospheric talent’  Empire

‘Emma Thompson rules over hot-button legal drama’  The Guardian

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Rye

The Children Act (12A) 105mins

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona 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.

Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf, Rupert Vansittart and Jason Watkins. Written by and based on the novel by Ian McKewan, and directed by Richard Eyre (The Dresser, Notes On A Scandal).

 

'A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint'  Sight & Sound

'A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint'  Sight & Sound

‘Thompson belongs in the spotlight’  Little White Lies

‘Another reminder, if one were needed, of the subtlety and skill of Emma Thompson's stratospheric talent’  Empire

‘Emma Thompson rules over hot-button legal drama’  The Guardian

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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Bermondsey

The Children Act (12A) 105mins

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona 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.

Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh, Anthony Calf, Rupert Vansittart and Jason Watkins. Written by and based on the novel by Ian McKewan, and directed by Richard Eyre (The Dresser, Notes On A Scandal).

 

'A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint'  Sight & Sound

'A heartbreaking lament for loves lost and lives unrealised, a restrained, nuanced movie about nuance and restraint'  Sight & Sound

‘Thompson belongs in the spotlight’  Little White Lies

‘Another reminder, if one were needed, of the subtlety and skill of Emma Thompson's stratospheric talent’  Empire

‘Emma Thompson rules over hot-button legal drama’  The Guardian

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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