Custody (2017)
aka Jusqu'à la garde
First screened in February 2019
Director: Xavier Legrand. Cast: Thomas Gioria, Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Mathilde Auneveux, Mathieu Saikaly, Florence Janas, Saadia Bentaïeb, Martine Vandeville, Jenny Bellay. Screenplay: Xavier Legrand.

Twitter Capsule: Set up as a two-sides-to-everything divorce drama before resolving as a study of partner violence, both subtle and strong.

VOR:   From this promising debut, I imagine Legrand will only add more nuance and originality to his style. This is a strong, true drama, if a bit familiar.

Photo © 2017 K.G. Productions/France 3 Cinéma, ©
2018 Kino Lorber

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Venice Film Festival: Best Director; Luigi De Laurentiis Award

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