The Children Act (12A)

Richard Eyre | 2017 | UK | 105’

Emma Thompson plays Fiona Maye, an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant Jehovah’s Witness boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her. Based on a novel by Ian McEwan.

£7.50 (£5.70)

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