Archive of films Bélier Family / La famille Bélier

France / Belgium
2014, 101 min

Section: People Next Door
Year: 2022

Paula is sixteen, she helps her family on the farm, and she goes to school, where she has her eye on a boy she fancies; and, while it wasn’t really her plan, she finds herself singing in the school choir. Except that her life is somewhat unusual: her family is hearing-impaired. A superbly cast coming-of-age story, in which deafness is the least of everyone’s problems. The film went on to provide the inspiration for the American, Oscar-winning CODA.


Synopsis

Paula is sixteen, she helps her family on the farm, and she goes to school, where she has her eye on a boy she fancies. However, her life is somewhat unusual. Her parents and brother are all hearing-impaired, thus the family unit functions in a symbiosis, in which Paula is literally the voice of the family and its interpreter as well. One day she unintentionally becomes a member of the school choir and the choirmaster discovers she is exceptionally talented, something her parents, for obvious reasons, find difficult to understand… The Bélier Family is a superbly cast and touching coming-of-age story, in which deafness is the least of everyone’s problems. A huge hit with audiences, the film went on to provide the inspiration for the American, Oscar-winning CODA.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Eric Lartigau (1964, France). Selected filmography: Bullit and Riper (Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose?, 2003), I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (Prête-moi ta main, 2006), A Ticket to Space (Un ticket pour l'espace, 2006), The Big Picture (L'Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie, 2010), The Players (Les Infidèles, 2012), The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier, 2014).

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: People Next Door
   
Director: Eric Lartigau
Screenplay: Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg
Dir. of Photography: Romain Winding
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Sound: Cyril Moisson, Fred Demolder, Dominique Gaborieau
Editor: Jennifer Auge
Art Director: Jean-Jacques Albert
Producer: Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet, Stéphanie Berman
Production: Mars Films
Coproduction: Jerico, France 2 Cinema, Quarante 12 Films, Vendome Production, Nexus Factory, Umedia
Cast: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera, Roxane Duran
Sales: SND (Groupe M6)
Distributor: Film Europe s.r.o.
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