THE CHILDREN ACT

R  |  1 hour 45 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center New York, NY Print
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About

Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, THE CHILDREN ACT stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. At issue whether to order a blood transfusion on the boy (Fionn Whitehead, DUNKIRK), a Jehovah's Witness who, just months short of his eighteenth birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, this film from Richard Eyre is a deeply affecting portrait of strength, devotion, and love.

Directed By

Richard Eyre

Written By

Ian McEwan

Cast

Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

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