PREVIEW: CODA (12A TBC)

WHO’S IN IT?

Emilia Jones (Brimstone), Eugenio Derbez (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Troy Kotsur (The Number 23), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street), Daniel Durant (Silent Notes), Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy), Kevin Chapman (Assassination Games)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Sian Heder (Tallulah), director, writer; Fabrice Gianfermi (Bastille Day), Philippe Rousselet (Lord of War) and Patrick Wachsberger (In the Valley of Elah), producers; Marius De Vries (Kick-Ass), composer; Paula Huidobro (Meeting Spencer), cinematographer; Geraud Brisson (Black Cloud), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Ruby (Jones) is a teenager and the only hearing member of her deaf family, including parents Frank (Kotsur) and Jackie (Matlin), and brother Leo (Durant). When she isn’t helping her family with their fishing business, she explores her passion for singing at her school’s choir club. However, when an opportunity arises for Ruby to follow her dream by applying for music school, she finds herself torn between her family and her goals…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A major audience hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, CODA – short for Child Of Deaf Adults – is a crowd-pleasing ride that gives the deaf community a rousing platform to be seen on, as well as providing a charming coming-of-age plot for lead actress Emilia Jones to truly shine in.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 13TH AUGUST 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE TV+

 

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