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18th(2016)



The Bélier Family (Barrier-Free Version)

Eric LARTIGAU, JEON Gye-so

  • France
  • 2014
  • 105min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Family Music Romance Music

SYNOPSIS

Sixteen year-old daughter Paula who is CODA (Child
 of Deaf Adults) in the Bélier family. When Paula follows
 her classmate Gabriel, her love at first sight and joins
 the school choir, she discovers her natural talent in
 music. She is encouraged by her music teacher to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, but
 pursuing her passion requires Paula to abandon her
 family-related duties such as helping out at the family
 farm and being the interpreter for her parents and
 brother. Paula\'s coming-of-age story, which depicts her dilemma between family and her passion for singing,
 is all the more touching and captivating as it resembles
 the personal experiences of Louane EMERA, who, like
 her onscreen character Paula, has made her music
 career debut at a French music competition program,
 The Voice.


 
 

PROGRAM NOTE


 


 Paula is sixteen year-old daughter who is CODA
 (Child of Deaf Adults) in the Bélier family. When Paula
 follows her classmate Gabriel, her love at first sight
 and joins the school choir, she discovers her natural
 talent in music. She is encouraged by her music
 teacher to participate in a prestigious singing contest
 in Paris, but pursuing her passion requires Paula to
 abandon her family-related duties such as helping
 out at the family farm and being the interpreter for
 her parents and brother. Paula\'s coming-of-age story,
 which depicts her dilemma between family and her
 passion for singing, is all the more touching and
 captivating as it resembles the personal experiences
 of Louane EMERA, who, like her onscreen character
 Paula, has made her music career debut at a French
 music competition program, The Voice. As individuals
 who have been playing an already-defined role within
 our family, school, or group, we start questioning the
 things we had previously taken for granted, and take
 a step back to see the bigger perspective as we
 start reflecting on and thinking about \'who we are.\'
 As a result, our roles change, and we also encounter
 that moment where we discover something new. The
 French humor, a tight plotline and narrative arc, the
 lively and exuberant acting performance of all the
 different characters, choosing the musical film genre
 with its highly positive audience response, and the
 flawless directing that went into the great pacing
 of the romance in the movie - these are definitely
 the essential reasons why the film was the massive
 success it was. Hopefully more movies and films in a
 wider variety of genres will be reproduced in barrierfree
 versions. [KANG Ba-da]
 

Director

  • Eric LARTIGAUEric LARTIGAU

    Having worked on a French TV series, Eric LARTIGAU has honed his skills as a director. He made his feature film directorial debut with Rent A Wife(2003), which beatout Hollywood blockbusters and placed number one at the box office in France. The Frenchman has established himself as one of France\'s next generation filmmakers achieving both box-office appeal and cinematic quality. LARTIGAU is now basking in the glow of his second renaissance as his latest film The Belier Family becomes the second highest grossing film of all-time in France and as it travels to many international film festivals throughout the world.

  • JEON Gye-soJEON Gye-so

    Born in 1972, Jeon Gye-soo graduated from Sogang University majoring in philosophy. Jeon made his directorial debut with The Ghost Theater in 2006. His filmography includes U and Me, a segment of If You Were Me 4 (2009) - an omnibus drama commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea - and Love Fiction (2012). Jeon also wrote and directed a musical performance, My Love By My Side (2012). And he also directed a theatrical production combining cinema with live performance, Love With An Alien (2014).

Credit

  • Producer내레이션 Narration 조희봉 CHO Hee-bong
  • Cast Louane EMERA, Karin VIARD, Francois DAMIENS , Eric ELMOSNINO
  • Screenwriter Stanislas Carre De MALBERG
  • Cinematography Romain WINDING