Run time: 103 mins

Eric Lartigau’s heart-warming comedy drama fills the eyes and ears with cheeky charm.


In the Bélier family everyone is deaf except dutiful 16 year old Paula (Louane Emera) who acts as the indispensable translator for her parents and younger brother Quentin. When Paula discovers at a school choir audition that she possesses the most amazing soprano voice, her music teacher suggests she try out for the prestigious Radio France school in Paris. With her extraordinary talent for music out in the open, Paula’s close bond with her family is challenged.


Emera (her debut acting role and a recipient of Most Promising actress at the 2015 César Awards) is simply wonderful as the slight teen hiding a golden voice. But as Paula’s parents, Karin Viard and François Damiens prove why they are French cinema’s go-to character actors. Whatever the arguments about hearing performers in deaf roles, they are utterly believable and utterly brilliant in the context.


“Feel-good” is the phrase most commonly, somewhat lazily, associated with comic crowd-pleasers and there’s a tendency to underestimate films that work so well at playing our emotions. Thankfully, The Bélier Family earns every tear and chuckle. (Research Chris Coetsee)


Tuesday 31st May
07:30 pm
Saturday 21st May
14:00
Sunday 22nd May
18:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Saturday 28th May
14:00
Saturday 21st May
19:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Monday 23rd May
14:00
Monday 23rd May
19:30
Tuesday 24th May
14:00
Tuesday 24th May
19:30
Wednesday 25th May
14:00
Wednesday 25th May
19:30
Thursday 26th May
14:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Thursday 26th May
19:30
SOLD OUT
Friday 27th May
14:00
Friday 27th May
19:30
Saturday 28th May
19:00
SINGLE SEATS
Sunday 29th May
18:00
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Monday 30th May
14:00
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Monday 30th May
19:30
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Saturday 25th June
19:00