Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Custody
(Jusqu'à La Garde)

 

Year: 2018
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 90 minutes

Custody
Custody
Custody
Custody

After a bitter divorce, Miriam and Antoine find themselves in court, fighting for custody of their son Julian. Although Julian rejects his father, and Miriam testifies to her ex-husband’s abusive and predatory behavior, Antoine is granted visitation rights after pleading to the judge that he loves his son and needs to be with him. But during their visits, Antoine seems less interested in connecting with Julian and more focused on using him to get to Miriam. Antoine forces Julian to hand over Miriam’s new phone number and new address—both of which she changed to get away from Antoine—and attempts to track her down. CUSTODY is a chilling drama about the manipulative and unpredictable nature of those who inflict domestic abuse and its impact on the victims. As the film progresses, and Antoine’s violent outbursts escalate, the truth about who this man is, and the frightening reality of what he is capable of, are gradually revealed. (In French with subtitles) —G.S.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sidebar
World Tour

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Xavier Legrand

Actor, scriptwriter, and self-taught director Xavier Legrand was born in France in 1979. His short film “Before I Lose Everything,” which was the precursor to CUSTODY, was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Short Live Action Film in 2013. CUSTODY has won numerous awards including a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Audience Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Filmography
CUSTODY (2017)

Producer
Alexandre Gavras

Screenwriting
Xavier Legrand

Cinematography
Nathalie Durand

Editing
Yorgos Lamprinos

Principal Cast
Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

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Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County

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