The Children Act

Adaptation of the novel by Ian McEwan, about a high-court judge who finds personal and professional crises colliding when she is asked to rule in the case of a brilliant 18-year-old boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that would save his life.

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Judge Fiona Maye is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack, 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 leukaemia-stricken 17-year-old son?

Richard Eyre, UK, 2017, 105 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Honey Holmes.