Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. At issue is whether to order a blood transfusion on Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah’s Witness who, just months short of his 18th birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life.
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, and directed by Richard Eyre, The Children Act is a deeply affecting portrait of strength, devotion, and love, with the incomparable Emma Thompson giving one of the very best performances of her career.
Director: Richard Eyre
Duration: 105 minutes
Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s – available on the door