The Landmark at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146


Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Xavier Legrand

Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Jusqu'à La Garde

Running Time: 93min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition

Miriam and Antoine are ending their marriage. Miriam claims that her former husband is abusive, and that her son doesn’t want to see him. Antoine dismisses these claims, as he appears calm and collected before the judge. Then it happens: the two are granted joint custody. What follows is a gripping and astoundingly intense dissection of domestic abuse — a window into a man with two faces, and those that have to endure both sides.

Winner of the prestigious Best Director award at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, first time feature director Xavier Legrand takes a bare-bones plot about something as seemingly simple as a family custody battle and turns it into riveting, edge-of-your-seat cinema that will have your heart beating out of your chest.



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Director: Xavier Legrand
Producer: Alexandre Gavras
Screenwriter: Xavier Legrand

Editor: Yorgos Lamprinos

Cast: Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Jean-Marie Winling, Coralie Russier, Mathilde Auneveux

Xavier Legrand

Xavier Legrand is a French actor, writer and director. His short film Just Before Losing Everything was nominated for an Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards. Custody, which he wrote and directed, is his feature debut. It had its World Premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it took home awards for Best First Feature and Best Director.