Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Relationship, Family, Literature, Feature film, Thriller

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).