• Tue. Nov 28th, 2023

Jusqu’à la garde (Custody) (2017)


“Jusqu'à la garde” (Custody) is a 2017 French drama film directed by . The movie tells the story of a family torn apart by divorce and the ensuing custody battle over their 11-year-old son, Julien. The film begins with a court hearing to determine whether Julien should live with his mother, Miriam, or his father, Antoine.

As the film progresses, the tension and conflict between the parents escalate, with Antoine becoming increasingly controlling and abusive towards Miriam and their son. The film explores themes of domestic violence, parental rights, and the impact of divorce on children.

The performances by the cast, particularly as Miriam and as Antoine, are powerful and nuanced. The film's direction and cinematography also effectively convey the emotional turmoil and claustrophobic atmosphere of the family's situation.

“Jusqu'à la garde” received critical acclaim, with praise for its realistic portrayal of domestic violence and its impact on families. The film won several awards, including the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was nominated for a number of others.

Overall, “Jusqu'à la garde” is a tense and thought-provoking film that offers a harrowing portrayal of the impact of domestic violence on families. It is a must-watch for those interested in exploring the complexities of family dynamics and the consequences of abusive behavior.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Alexandre Gavras
Starring ,
Release dates 8 September 2017 (Venice) 7 February 2018 (France)
Running time 93 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $3.5 million
Box office $3.6 million

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