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Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Richard Eyre | Producer: Duncan Kenworthy | Editor: Dan Farrell | Composer: Stephen Warbeck | Cinematographer: Andrew Dunn | Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead | UK / 2017 / 105 min
About the Film
In this sophisticated drama adapted by Ian McEwan from his novel, London High Court Judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has put her work first for so long that her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), has reached his breaking point. As Fiona contends with this personal crisis, she also faces a controversial case involving Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a desperately ill teenager refusing life-saving medical treatment on religious grounds—and her verdict will have unforeseen consequences.
About the Filmmakers
Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; and Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Man Booker Prize. Novels adapted for the cinema include Enduring Love, the Oscar-winning Atonement, and, most recently, On Chesil Beach and The Children Act.
Richard Eyre was born in Barnstaple, England, and studied at the University of Cambridge. He has directed extensively for theatre, television, and opera. His directorial credits in film include Iris, Stage Beauty, Notes on a Scandal, and The Other Man. The Children Act is his latest film.