It appeared at 2017 Toronto Film Festival and nearly a year on Richard Eyre’s The Children’s Act is ready for its cinematic journey. Today Entertainment One UK has released the film’s UK official Trailer, which showcases a compelling powerful film ahead of us. For that we some much loved established actors Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci and the reviews from Toronto Film Fest Reviews, they deliver.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan. Thompson stars as Fiona, a high-court judge who sees her marriage to Jack (Tucci) break down when she takes on the complex case of young Adam, played by Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.
Based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach a tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.
With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form, a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.
The Children’s Act will arrive in UK and Irish Cinemas from 24th August.