The Children Act

Richard Eyre

wo 14 nov 2018 17:00 tot 18:55  |  MK2zaal (theaterzaal)

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at breaking-point.

In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live?

director: Richard Eyre / drama / cast: Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, Stanley Tucci / United Kingdom 2017, 105 min. /  English spoken / Dutch subtitled 



- >4,0 sterren
"Thompson zet een afgewogen, intelligente rol neer, subtiel en verpletterend tegelijk."


- >3,0 sterren
"Echt de film van Emma Thompson."

VPRO Cinema

- >3,0 sterren
"Een prachtige hoofdrol van Thompson."


- >3,0 sterren
"Emma Thompson lijkt in de wieg gelegd voor de gelaagde rol van rechter Maye."


"Alles klopt in de door Richard Eyre geregisseerde film."

De Filmkrant

"Dit morele dilemma pakt interessant uit in de solide regie van oudgediende Richard Eyre."

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