Uncle Simon’s Pick
Critically acclaimed and winner of numerous awards, Custody is gripping and tension-filled.
Director: Xavier Legrand
94 Mins / 2017 / France / Subtitles
Critically acclaimed and winner of numerous awards, Custody is a gripping, tension-filled drama that heralds a stunning new cinematic voice in Xavier Legrand. Legrand’s mastery of building suspense, supported by exceptional performances from the cast, marks this out as an absolute must-see.
After a bitter divorce, Miriam and Antoine battle for sole custody of their son, Julien. Miriam claims the father is violent but lacks proof. Antoine accuses her of manipulating their son for her own ends. Both sides seem to be hiding something with the truth buried in a web of deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, Julien becomes a pawn in a tense conflict that soon brings the family's fraught past to light.