Custody — November 3, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the French film, Custody. The film is 93 minutes long and in French with English subtitles. It was released in 2018 and was winner of 22 international awards including the Cesar Award for Best Film.


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Miriam (Léa Drucker, The Blue Room) and Antoine (Denis Ménochet, The Returned) have recently separated. While she’s willing to permit their 17-year-old daughter Josephine (Mathilde Auneveux) to decide living arrangements for herself, Miriam is desperate to keep her youngest, 11-year-old Julien (Thomas Gioria), 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.

Superbly observed and flawlessly acted (the heartrending performances of the two children are more than worth the price of admission), Legrand’s precise dissection of this family dynamic masterfully builds into a pulse-pounding thriller. Honest, yet still evoking profound sympathy for all its protagonists, Custody is sure to be remembered as one of the most important and vital films of 2018.

(Text copied from Official Site.)