European Film Festival – Custody
The European Union Film Festival (EUFF), in its 28th edition this year, is Singapore’s longest running foreign Film Festival.
“Each year, EUFF brings Singaporean and European communities together, adding to the cross-cultural dialogue through the narrative of cinema”.
-Ms Barbara Plinkert, European Union Ambassador to Singapore-
The Festival takes place at the National Gallery from the 10th to the 20th of May and will be the opportunity to discover 24 films from 24 different European countries.
The Embassy of France presents Custody (Jusqu’à la Garde, 2017) by Xavier Legrand.
This film was awarded worldwide – Silver Lion for Best Director, Venice Film Festival 2017, Best First Film, Toronto International Film Festival 2017-.
Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
National Gallery: Saturday 12 May – 7:00PM
Custody is distributed in Singapore by Anticipate Pictures with the combined support of the Audiovisual Department of the Embassy of France and UniFrance