Starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci, ‘The Children Act’ is a powerful and compelling drama, based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement), brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). Fiona Maye is an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, 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 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. We all make choices, hers make history…
“Bracingly intelligent, it is refreshing to see a movie which sets itself standards of this sort… Emma Thompson’s performance, so elegant and vulnerable, carries the picture” – The Guardian.
“Emma Thompson is sternly brilliant 4***” – The Times
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As usual it’s in the Village Hall, doors opening at 7.00pm with the film due to start at 7.30pm. Don’t forget there is a licenced bar, cool ices, posh pop, filter coffee and for comfort: Comfy chairs!
Admission is £4.50 each and virtual tickets can be reserved at Parkers Garage or by calling 01263 860257. To download the poster – click here when available.