• Xavier Legrand
  • France
  • 2017
  • 90'
  • Jusqu'à La Garde

Suspenseful drama about custody battle awarded with the Silver Lion for Best Direction in Venice. Miriam and Antoine Besson are freshly divorced. Miriam seeks sole custody over their son Julien to protect him from his allegedly violent father. Yet the image Antoine projects in court is of a calm, changed man, and he gets shared custody. The traumatized Julien becomes a hostage in the battle between his mother trying to escape her ex-husband and his father manipulating him to sneak back into his ex-wife’s life. Miriam’s fear grows. Director Xavier Legrand is a former child star, famous for his role in Au Revoir les Enfants directed by Louis Malle. The father is played by Denis Ménochet (Inglorious Basterds), known to the ZFF audience for his role in Rebecca Zlotowski’s Grand Central.

subtitles: HR, EN

Xavier Legrand

Born in France in 1979. He studied drama at the National Conservatory of Paris. His first short film Just Before Losing Everything was nominated for Oscar in 2014 and won several awards including four prizes at Clermont-Ferrand and César for Best Short Film.


Xavier Legrand
Xavier Legrand
Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Mathieu Saïkaly, Florence Janas, Saadia Bentaïeb, Sophie Pincemaille, Émilie Incerti-Formentini
Nathalie Durand
Yorgos Lamprinos
Alexandre Gavras
KG Productions, France 3 Cinéma
Festivals & Awards
Venice International Film Festival 2017 – Silver Lion for Best Director, Lion of the Future (Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut); Toronto International Film Festival 2017; San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017 – Audience Award for European Film, RTVE Another Look Award

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