The Main 5 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 7:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Jusqu'à La Garde
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Family Drama
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2017
Runtime:93 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Director
Luigi De Laurentiis Award - Venice Film Festival
Audience Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival
Directors to Watch - Palm Springs International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Xavier Legrand
Producer:Alexandre Gavras
Cinematographer:Nathalie Durand
Screenwriter:Xavier Legrand
Editor:Yorgos Lamprinos
Principal Cast:Lea Drucker
Denis Menochet
Thomas Gioria
Mathilde Auneveux
Mathieu Saikaly
Florence Janas
Saadia Bentaieb
Sophie Pincemaille
Emilie Incerti-Formentini


A continuation of Xavier Legrand's heart wrenching short film Before We Lose Everything (‘14), we are reintroduced to the story of a mother and son who find themselves at the start of what is sure to be a bitter custody battle. Having barely escaped the grasp of her abusive husband, Miriam is thrown back into the broiler after her ex uses legal loopholes to win joint custody of their son, Antoine.

A stark look at how the system can betray family, Legrand's sophomore feature is a mature, slow burn drama that examines the depth of heartbreak and injustice that can come out of the family court room. While Miriam had hoped she would be free of abuse, the law has swept her back under the shadow of a toxic relationship. The same can be said for Antoine, who serves as a tragic reminder of the ones such cases affect most.

Director Biography

Xavier Legrand Multitalented filmmaker, actor, and writer Xavier Legrand was born in France in 1979. Legrand’s short film, Just Before Losing Everything (’13), earned him an Academy Award nomination, and it is this narrative he continues in his latest project, Custody.


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