The Children Act (12)

The Children Act

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Sunday 3 Mar 20197:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 3rd March (7.30pm)

Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ

Cast:  Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, Stanley Tucci

Release:  2018

Director:  Richard Eyre

Runtime:  1hr 45min

Fiona Maye (Thompson) 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 (Tucci) is at breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), 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.

‘Thompson never disappoints, nailing every nuance of a judge who lets the world in at the cost of losing her own judgment. This is acting of the highest order.’  

Rolling Stone