CUSTODY
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2018

CUSTODY

Directed by Xavier Legrand

Info

Director: Xavier Legrand
Section: Spotlight
Country: France
Year: 2017
PT: NACH DEM URTEIL
OT: JUSQU'À LA GARDE
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Saadia Bentaïeb
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Logline

CUSTODY

The Bessons are getting divorced. Their son, Julien (newcomer Thomas Gioria), is torn between his mother, Miriam, and his father, Antoine. The latter shares custody despite his violent outbursts. Can Julien prevent tension from escalating between his parents? Scriptwriter and director Xavier Legrand delivers an intense sequel to his short film AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE. For this, the Venice Film Festival awarded him the Silver Lion for best direction and the Luigi de Laurentiis Award for best debut film.

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Meet the director

CUSTODY

Xavier Legrand

Xavier Legrand studied acting at France's National Academy of Dramatic Arts and did an internship at the Paris film college La fémis. He began his career acting on stage in Strasbourg, Villeurbanne, and other cities, and moved on to film and television, acting, for example, in Philippe Garrel's REGULAR LOVERS (2005). His first short film, AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE (2013), was about a woman, Miriam, who wants to leave her violent husband, Antoine; for this, Legrand received a César for best short film. JUSQU'À LA GARDE continues the story of Miriam, Antoine, and their son, Julien.

Credits

Screenplay: Xavier Legrand
Director of Photography: Nathalie Durand
Film Editor: Yorgos Lamprinos
Production Designer: Jérémie Sfez
Costume Design: Laurence Forgue-Lockhart
Sound: Julien Sicart, Vincent Verdoux, Julien Roig
Producer: Alexandre Gavras
Production Company: KG Productions
Co-Production Company: France 3 Cinéma
World Sales: Celluloid Dreams
Distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH