Awarded Best Director at the Venice Film Festival, Xavier Legrand’s debut film Custody, is a heart-stopping drama that charts a family’s marital meltdown and the aftermath.
Miriam and Antoine have recently separated. While she’s willing to permit their 17-year-old daughter Josephine to decide living arrangements for herself, Miriam is desperate to keep her youngest, 11-year-old Julien away from his father. But the magistrate rules in favour of joint-custody, and suddenly the boy is thrown directly into the middle of an escalating parental conflict, where it seems inevitable that sides must be chosen.
Writer and Director Xavier Legrand
Stars Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria
Awards and Nominations
Winner – Glasgow Film Festival 2018
Winner – Miami Film Festival – Best Screenplay 2018
Winner – Venice Film Festival – Best Director 2018
Winner – Zurich Film Festival – Best International Feature Film 2018