BabyKino: The Children Act

Cinema

Directed by Richard Eyre | 2017 | UK, USA | Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Eileen Walsh | 105mins | Certificate 12A

Emma Thompson is on career-best form in this Ian McEwan adaptation about a high court judge who becomes personally involved in the case of a young Jehovah's Witness.

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, theatre and film director Richard Eyre’s stately, moving drama following an eminent High Court judge for whom professional and personal crises collide as she approaches a critical ruling.

Even as her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, widely admired judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work, namely: should she force Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a 17-year-old with leukaemia, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life against his parents’, and perhaps his, beliefs? To the court’s surprise, Judge Maye decides to see Adam in hospital before delivering her verdict…

Immaculately directed, meticulously calibrated, Eyre’s restrained and nuanced drama is in many ways reminiscent of 2017’s painful deliberations over the Charlie Gard case, giving it an additional contemporary relevance and weight.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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