The Children Act
Stylish, intelligent and emotionally literate performance in adaptation of McEwan’s novel.
Director: Richard Eyre
Cast includes: Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, Richard Eyre, Eileen Walsh
105Mins / 2017 / UK
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, film director Richard Eyre’s moving drama following an eminent High Court judge for whom professional and personal crises collide as she approaches a critical ruling.
Even as her marriage to Jack flounders, widely admired judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work, namely: should she force Adam, a 17-year-old with leukaemia, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life against his parents’, and perhaps his, beliefs? To the court’s surprise, Judge Maye decides to see Adam in hospital before delivering her verdict. But this unorthodox move will have profound ramifications both professionally and personally, as her visit stirs new emotions in the boy and long-buried memories in her.
Immaculately directed, with a stylish, intelligent and emotionally literate performance from Thompson.
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