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The Children Act 12 rating

As her marriage crumbles, a judge (Emma Thompson) must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

Drama 2017 105 mins

Director: Richard Eyre

CC

Overview

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Richard Eyre (Iris, Notes on a Scandal) directs this compassionate and thoughtful adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel.

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