THE CHILDREN ACT

UK/USA 2017, 105 mins, 13LP

Based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan.

Directed: Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal)

Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead.

We all make choices. Hers make history.

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer, despite the family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

“Soulful and sophisticated adult drama.” IndieWire.

“The two central performances could hardly be better.” Hollywood Reporter

“Riveting … brims with intelligence, sophistication, and intrigue.” TIFF

“Emma Thompson gives one of the most moving performances of her entire career.” Hollywood Reporter

“Bracingly intelligent.” The Guardian

“Beautifully complex.” Variety