Xavier Legrand’s Venice Film Festival winner (Silver Lion for Best Director) is a powerful and nail-bitingly tense drama that recounts the fallout of a bitter divorce.
Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine (Denis Ménochet) both want custody of their teenage son (Thomas Gioria). Miriam claims her ex is violent but lacks proof. Antoine in turn accuses her of manipulating the boy’s emotion. The truth is difficult to ascertain, but their actions soon escalate the stakes for all concerned. The result is a stunning domestic thriller.
★★★★ "Has the shock and swipe of real life" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "An electric debut" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph