Original title: Custody Director: Xavier Legrand Screenplay: Xavier Legrand Director of Photography: Nathalie Durand Producer: Alexandre Gavras Editor: Yorgos Lamprinos Country: France Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 90 Language: French Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Film Distribution Artcam s.r.o. Section: Nová Evropa
After his parents' divorce, Julian finds himself in shared custody. The escalating conflicts between his violent father and distressed mother lead Julian to the brink of a breakdown. To prevent the worst, he is determined to do almost anything. Xavier Legrand uses long, almost documentary takes to build an atmosphere of powerful emotional tension. This social drama about manipulation and violence won the Silver Lion at IFF Venice.