The Belier Family

  • Screening Dates: 3rd March, 8.15pm  //  10th March, 6pm
  • Starring: Louane Emera, Karin Viard, Francois Damiens
  • Directed by: Eric Lartigau
  • Running time: 105 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: French with English subtitles

The story centres on a family who are all deaf and mute except for teen daughter Paula [Louane Emera] who acts as their translator to the outside world. The family own a farm and sell cheese at the local market. Despite being caring parents, Mum Gigi [Karin Viard] and Dad Rodolphe [Francois Damiens] don’t understand what music means to people when Paula is discovered to be a talented singer and is asked by her choir director to audition for the elite Maitrise de Radio France, in Paris.                                                                         Comedy and drama combine as the family find a way to sort their dilemma of Paula continuing to help them or supporting her in the opportunity of a lifetime.