The Children Act

The Children Act

Drama The Honorable Mrs Justice Maye tranquilises her emotions when she presides over cases at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. She is called away from an argument with her husband Jack to deal with the urgent case of 17-year-old leukaemia patient Adam Henry. The boy and his parents are Jehovah's Witnesses and it is contrary to their faith to accept blood. Without a transfusion, Adam will die and senior staff at the hospital are concerned that Adam is being influenced by his parents.

Directed by Richard Eyre

Starring Emma Thompson, Fionn Whitehead, Stanley Tucci


105 mins
12A certificate

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