The Children Act

Director: Richard Eyre

Writer: Ian McEwan 

Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan


As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.