Custody

a XAVIER LEGRAND picture

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Title

Custody

Director

Xavier Legrand

Producer

Alexandre Gavras

Nationality

France

Year

2017

Duration

90’

Language

French

Format

Color

Ratio

2.35 : 1

Original Title

Jusqu'à la garde

Synopsis

Synopsis


After their divorce, Myriam and Antoine get shared custody of their son. Hostage of a jealous and violent father, shield for a hunted mother, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.

Synopsis

Trailer

Press

"A razor-sharp, genuinely harrowing story of a very bad dad (the terrifying Denis Ménochet) terrorizing his young son and his soon-to-be-former wife. It’s an impressive feature debut for the French filmmaker Xavier Legrand, who duly won the Venice jury’s Silver Lion for best director, and who stands a shot at winning another prize in Toronto’s Platform competition."

LA TIMES

"Custody won two significant prizes, best director and the “Lion of the Future” – Luigi De Laurentiis Award for best debut, both incredibly well-deserved honors."

VARIETY

"Custody is a can’t-look-away hybrid of gruelling reality and heightened cinematic technique.
Soon, Custody is only watchable through your fingers, as Legrand begins to apply home invasion aspects to his drama and everyone becomes short of breath, the viewer included.
’Exciting’ is certainly perfect as a description of Legrand’s debut as a feature-length director."

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"It is as intense as a thriller and, with no generic get outs, far more terrifying than Kubrick's The Shining.
All four main performances are magnificent. The drama could not be more heightened, as Antoine's narcissistic self-pity turns to rage, but the actors maintain an all too credible naturalism. Ménochet deserves particular applause, although his monstrous father is so humanly despicable that as an audience member you can't help hating the very look of the actor."

CINE-VUE

Festivals
& Awards

Berlin International Film Festival
Silver Lion Best Director
Best First Film

Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection

San Sebastian Film Festival
Audience Award

Saint Jean de Luz Film Festival
Best film

Bastia Film Festival
Audience Award

Zurich Film Festival
Jury Special Mention

TOFIFEST
Golden Angel, Best Film

São Paulo International Film Festival
Critics Award

Macao Film Festival
Best director
Best New Actor

Dublin International Film Festival
Best Film Award

Glasgow Film Festival
Audience Award

Febiofest
Jury Award

Miami Film Festival
Screenwriting Award

Colcoa French Film Festival (USA)
Coming Soon Award

CPH PIX
Competition

London Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival
World Cinema Program

Outaouais Film Festival (Canada)
Jury Award
Student Award

Ramdam Festival (Belgium)
Most Striking Fiction

Molodist International Film Festival (Ukraine)
Fipresci Prize

Palm Springs Film Festival (USA)
Varitey's mention Director's to Watch

RiverRun International Film Festival
Jury Prize Best Actor

Haifa International Film Festival

Philadelphia Film Festival

Venice in Naples

Lima Semana del Cine

Ljubljana Film Festival

Zagreb Film Festival

Camerimage

Tallinn Black Nights

AFI European Film Showcase

Dubai International Film Festival

Kerala Film Festival

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, New York

Hong Kong Film Festival

Richmond Film Festival

Austin Film Society - 4th Annual French Cinema Weekend

Kiev Molodist

Varilux Film Festival

Shangai International Film Festival

Munich Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Léa Drucker
Denis Ménochet
Thomas Gioria
Mathilde Auneveux
Written and Directed by Xavier Legrand
Producer Alexandre Gavras
Director of Photography Nathalie Durand
Editor Yorgos Lamprinos
Casting Youna De Peretti
Production Design Jérémie Sfez
Set Decoration Emilie Ferrenq
Costume Design Laurence Forgue-Lockhart

Releases

France (Haut et Court)

07.02.2018

Greece (Videorama)

15.03.2018

Hong Kong (Golden Scene)

29.03.2018

United Kingdom (Picturehouse)

13.04.2018

Portugal (Midas)

19.04.2018

USA (Kino Lorber)

29.06.2018