After a bitter divorce, Miriam (Drucker) and Antoine (Ménochet) battle for sole custody of their son, Julien (Gioria). Miriam claims the father is violent but lacks proof. Antoine accuses her of manipulating their son for her own ends. Both sides seem to be hiding something; the truth is buried in deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, Julien becomes a pawn in a tense conflict that soon brings the family’s fraught past to light.
Winner of prestigious awards at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, including the Silver Lion for best director, Custody is a gripping, tension-filled drama that heralds a stunning new cinematic voice in Xavier Legrand. Legrand’s mastery of building suspense, supported by exceptional performances from Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker and Thomas Gioria, marks this out as one of the must-see films of 2018.
London, 1946. Charismatic and free-spirited writer Juliet (James) receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club founded in Guernsey during Nazi occupation. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As she learns about their wartime experiences and secrets, Juliet develops a life-changing bond with the book club and the island.
From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and with an all-star British cast, comes a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
Our Dear Channel Islands
Duration: 4 mins
Before the main feature, we are pleased to present archive newsreel footage of the occupation of Guernsey, supplied courtesy of Imperial War Museums.