Custody triumphs in New Europe competition

The jury in the New Europe competition section, headed by Marta Kubišová, has selected Custody by French director Xavier Legrand as Best Film.

Xavier Legrand’s picture tells the story of Julien, who ends up in alternating custody following his parents’ divorce. Escalating disputes between his violent father and unhappy mother bring him to the edge of the abyss. He is willing to do anything to prevent the worst… The director employs long, almost documentary-style shots to create an atmosphere of powerful emotional tension.

The film already has an 81% rating on and is distributed by Artcam Films.