THE CHILDREN ACT
Fiona May is a High Court judge in London, specializing in family law. The case of a 17-year-old Jehovah's Witness affects her and her ailing marriage more than she could have imagined. In accordance with his religious beliefs, the teenage leukemia patient refuses a blood transfusion that could save his life. Is his young life more valuable than his religious devotion? Based on the novel by best-selling author Ian McEwan.
The screening on June 29. will be shown during the CineMerit Gala.
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins
Screenplay: Ian McEwan
Original Material: Ian McEwan
Director of Photography: Andrew Dunn
Film Editor: Dan Farrell
Composer: Stephen Warbeck
Production Designer: Peter Francis
Costume Design: Fotini Dimou
Sound: Glenn Freemantle
Producer: Duncan Kenworthy
Production Company: TCA Productions Ltd
Co-Producer: Celia Duval
Co-Production Company: FilmNation Entertainment, BBC Films
Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH
Director: Richard Eyre
Richard Eyre was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, in 1943. He can look back on a long career as a multiple award-winning theatre director. From 1988 to 1997, he was the Artistic Director of the famed Royal Theatre in London. Since the late 1970s, however, he has also directed and wrote for television and the movies. Many of his films are based on novels, short stories, or stage plays. His best-known films include PAST CARING (1985), TUMBLEDOWN (1989), IRIS (2001), NOTES ON A SCANDAL (2006), STAGE BEAUTY (2004), and THE HOLLOW CROWN (2014).