A captivating new star is born in THE B+âGÇ¦LIER FAMILY, Eric LartigauGÇÖs fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music. In the B+â-¬lier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful sixteen-year-old Paula (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). She acts as an indispensible interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm. Though her salt-of-the-earth father (Fran+â-ºois Damiens) has decided to run for mayor GÇô spurred on by her vivacious but over-involved mother (indelibly portrayed by Karin Viard) GÇô PaulaGÇÖs attentions are very much elsewhere. SheGÇÖs witnessed the handsome new boy at school sign up for the choir, and impulsively joined too. ItGÇÖs not long before her music teacher (+âGÇ¦ric Elmosnino) discovers her considerable talent, however his encouragement only exacerbates the matter of PaulaGÇÖs independence. Building to a heart-soaring and emotional finale, THE B+âGÇ¦LIER FAMILY is a feel-great triumph. Emera, making her screen debut after being discovered on the French edition of The Voice, is a genuine revelation GÇô she lends both sincerity and joy to this deeply moving film that has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
The Belier Family
The feel-great film of the year!