BFF18 The Children Act 105 mins

2756 BFF18 The Children Act

Adapted by Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that could mean life or death for a young man. 

Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: Should a couple who are Jehovah's Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead, Dunkirk2017)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences. 

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal2006), The Children Act brims with intelligence and intrigue. Thompson is at her best as Fiona, finding herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. 

 WINNER: Andreas Award, Norwegian International Film Festival 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2017

A drama illuminated by two electric performances.
The Hollywood Reporter
Screening Thu 25 Oct - Wed 14 Nov at:

Luna On SX - session times

Click on a session time to buy tickets ...

Saturday, 27 October
Thursday, 1 November
Thursday, 8 November

Windsor Cinema - session times

Click on a session time to buy tickets ...

Saturday, 10 November