The Children Act

Richard Eyre

United Kingdom 2017, 105 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: English

Subtitles: Dutch

Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is a respected High Court judge, known for her professional and well-considered rulings in the complex field of family law. Just as her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) threatens to break down over her addiction to work, Fiona is asked to handle a complex case.

Synopsis

17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness Adam has leukemia and needs a blood transfusion in order to survive. When Adam refuses the live-saving medical treatment because of religious objections, Fiona has to rule whether he is too young to decide on life and death or whether free will should prevail. No matter what, her ruling will have far-reaching consequences for both of them.

Directed by Richard Eyre, The Children Act is based on the best-selling novel by Booker Prize laureate Ian McEwan (Atonement), who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

Official website: http://www.cineart.nl/films/children-act-the

Credits

Productions:

BBC Films

info@bbc.co.uk

+ 44 20 7765 0251

www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Dutch distribution:

Cinéart

info@cineart.nl

+31205308848

www.cineart.nl

When & where?

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 14:15

    Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
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  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:45

    Zaal 3, Filmhuis Den Haag
    No more tickets available.