Custody (2017 film)

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Film poster
Directed byXavier Legrand
Written byXavier Legrand
StarringLéa Drucker
Denis Ménochet
Release date
  • 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08) (Venice)
  • 7 February 2018 (2018-02-07) (France)
Running time
93 minutes
Budget$3.5 million[1]
Box office$3.6 million[2]

Custody (French: Jusqu'à la garde) is a 2017 French drama film directed by Xavier Legrand and starring Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion.[3][4] At the 44th César Awards, Custody won the awards for Best Film, Best Actress (Drucker), and Best Original Screenplay.[5]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 94% based on 108 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Custody uses formal restraint — and a series of searing performances — to take a hard-hitting look at the often painful bond between parents and children."[6] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 83 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "universal acclaim", and is listed as a "Metacritic must-see".[7]


  1. ^ "Jusqu'à la garde (Custody) (2018) - JPBox-Office". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Custody (2018) - International Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Anderson, Ariston (27 July 2017). "Venice Competition Includes Films From George Clooney, Guillermo del Toro, Darren Aronofsky". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ Anderson, Ariston (9 September 2017). "Venice: Guillermo del Toro Wins Golden Lion for 'The Shape of Water'". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Cesar Awards: Xavier Legrand's 'Custody' Wins Best Film". Variety. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Custody Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

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