Rating: M
Length: 94 mins
Cast: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria

“One of the best films released this year” DAVID STRATTON.

”I was so impressed by this film I had to see it again”MARGARET POMERANZ.

“A remarkably assured film” VICKY ROACH.

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

“Worth every minute…impossible to forget” LOS ANGELES TIMES.

“Directing child actors credibly is one of the hardest things to pull off. There are great filmmakers out there who have bungled it totally, or merely acquitted themselves. The French writer-director Xavier Legrand, progressing to his feature debut with the electric and unpredictable Custody, manages that particular job so brilliantly it makes his whole film quiver and convulse.” ***** THE TELEGRAPH (UK)

“Knowingly blending realist grit with generic guile, this unrelentingly tense account of a fragmented family living in constant fear thoroughly merited the Best Director prize at the Venice Film Festival.” EMPIRE.

“Mr. Legrand is skilled in the techniques of dread and suspense, and without sensationalizing or cheapening the story, he gives this closely observed drama the tension and urgency of a thriller. Or, to put it another way, he uses thriller tactics — a ruthlessly objective camera, editing rhythms that ratchet up the anxiety of quiet moments, disciplined performances — in the service of documentary ends.” NEW YORK TIMES.

Official Trailer