‘Custody’, the Debut from Xavier Legrand Sells UK Rights

Picturehouse Entertainment has acquired the UK rights of French filmmaker Xavier Legrand’s first feature Custody.

Xavier’s film won the Silver Lion for best director and best first film at the Venice Film Festival this year in addition to the audience award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Custody, about a divorced woman and her children who find themselves under attack from a violent and abusive ex, stars Denis Menochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria and Mathilde Auneveu.

Custody had its UK premiere this week at the BFI London Film Festival.