The Children Act (2018)

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When her husband Jack announces he’s about to embark on an affair, his wife Fiona Maye, a high court judge, tells him to move out of their home. During this period of emotional turbulence, Maye hears arguments in a case involving Adam, a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, who is refusing a blood transfusion that would save his life. To the court’s surprise, Maye decides to honour the parents’ wishes and visit the boy in hospital before delivering her verdict but this unorthodox decision has profound ramifications for them both.

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