The Sacramento French Film Festival Closing Night Film: Custody

The Sacramento French Film Festival Closing Night Film: Custody

The 2018 Sacramento French Film Festival is back at the Crest Theatre for its 17th edition June 15-17 & 22-24! For more information on the entire Sacramento French Film Festival program, and ticket and pass pricing, visit Tickets and passes will be available at the door, and advance purchase options are explained on the Festival website.

The 2018 Sacramento French Film Festival closes on Sunday, June 24 with CUSTODY (JUSQU'A LA GARDE).

After the shock created by his powerful Oscar-nominated short, Just Before Losing Everything, director Xavier Legrand's first feature Custody was one of the most awaited films of the year. And it doesn't disappoint! We are proud to close the 17th Sacramento French Film Festival with Legrand's masterpiece of suspense and tension.

Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine Besson (Denis Ménochet) are divorcing. They have two children: an 18-year old daughter, Joséphine, who refuses to see her dad, and a younger son, Julien (fantastic 11-year old newcomer Thomas Gioria). To protect him from a father she claims to be violent, Miriam is seeking sole custody of Julien. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and despite Julien's testimony, the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody...

This riveting domestic thriller tells the harrowing story of the post-divorce battle between an abused woman and her violent ex-husband. Taken hostage by the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is being shuttled between his fearful mother and abusive father, who uses the boy as a pawn to manipulate his ex-wife, creating a volatile situation that pushes everyone to the breaking point.

Expanding on his short film, director Xavier Legrand displays a distinctive touch that imbues each frame with quivering tension, masterfully using a hyper realistic style completely devoid of music. Drucker and Ménochet reprise the roles they played in Legrand's short film with great complexity and nuance.

Following the screening, stay for a Champagne party included in the price of admission.

Ticket price:
$17 General Admission (includes $1 Crest Facility Fee)
$16 Discount Admission (Seniors 62+ and Students) (includes $1 Crest Facility Fee)

$16-$17 (including facility fee)


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