The conformation and tautomeric structure of (Z)-4-[5-(2,6-difluorobenzyl)-1-(2-fluorobenzyl)-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridin-3-yl]-4-hydroxy-2-oxo-N-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)but-3-enamide, C27H22F3N3O5, in the solid state has been resolved by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The electron distribution in the molecule was evaluated by refinements with invarioms, aspherical scattering factors by the method of Dittrich et al. [Acta Cryst. (2005), A61, 314–320] that are based on the Hansen–Coppens multipole model [Hansen & Coppens (1978 ▶). Acta Cryst. A34, 909–921]. The β-diketo portion of the molecule exists in the enol form. The enol –OH hydrogen forms a strong asymmetric hydrogen bond with the carbonyl O atom on the β-C atom of the chain. Weak intramolecular hydrogen bonds exist between the weakly acidic α-CH hydrogen of the keto–enol group and the pyridinone carbonyl O atom, and also between the hydrazine N—H group and the carbonyl group in the β-position from the hydrazine N—H group. The electrostatic properties of the molecule were derived from the molecular charge density. The molecule is in a lengthened conformation and the rings of the two benzyl groups are nearly orthogonal. Results from a high-field 1H and 13C NMR correlation spectroscopy study confirm that the same tautomer exists in solution as in the solid state.