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Film Review - Custody


Last spring, I reviewed “Loveless,” an outstanding Russian drama about parents forced to confront their own toxicity when their child goes missing and nobody seems to really care. It had a lot to say about emotional and physical abuse, doing so with specific interest in the war between a separating couple, with personal issues trumping family welfare. Now there’s “Custody,” a French production that tunnels into the darkness of divorce, exploring the troubles of separation, especially when one participant in a dying affair doesn’t care to let go of the union. “Custody” is more of a dramatic experience than “Loveless,” but it carries a similar fixation on the anguish of children, giving it a proper gut-punch feel while still tending to the needs of storytelling as writer/director Xavier Legrand examines the horror of divorce and the destructive power plays it inspires.  Read the rest at


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