Directed by Xavier Legrand (France, 2017, 93 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

In this masterful drama, recently divorced couple Miriam and Antoine Besson (Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet) seek to settle a bitter custody dispute in court. Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son, Julien (Thomas Gioria), to protect him from a father she claims is violent; Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad. After hearing both sides, the judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage in the escalating conflict between his parents, young Julien is subjected to the unbridled emotions of his adult protectors. With incisive performances by the three leads, especially newcomer Thomas Gioria, Custody is a heart-pounding family drama about the traumatic effects of domestic unrest.

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The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

The Boston French Film Festival is coordinated by Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Katherine Irving, Alexis Weinrich, and Charles Cohen.

Co-presented with the Cultural Services Office of the French Consulate in Boston.

Additional support provided by the French Cultural Center.