The Children Act

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Film of the MonthThe Children Act is a 2017 drama directed by Richard Eyre and produced by Duncan Kenworth and based on the 2014 novel of the same name.Starring Emma Thompsonas Fiona Maya, an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her work load, and her marriage to American professor Jack, Stanley Tucci,is at breaking point. In this moment of crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam Fionn Whitehead, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life. Adam is nearly 18 and still legally a child. should Fiona force him to live?Film of the Month is organised by the Library Supporters Group/

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