The Bélier Family

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Riverside Screen and National Week of Deaf People

The Bélier Family

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 18 October 2015

WINNER – 2015 LUMIERE AWARDS – Best Actress (Viard), Best Female Newcomer (Emera)
WINNER – 2015 CÉSAR AWARDS – Best Female Newcomer (Emera)
NOMINEE – 2015 CÉSAR AWARDS – Best Film, Best Actress (Viard), Best Actor (Damiens), Best Supporting Actor (Elmosnino), Best Female Newcomer (Emera), Best Original Screenplay

To celebrate the National Week of Deaf People, Riverside is screening this uproarious box office smash-hit about family ties, the joy of music and breaking free.

In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful 16-year-old Paula. She acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm.

Though her salt-of-the-earth father has decided to run for mayor – spurred on by her vivacious but over-involved mother, Paula’s attentions are very much elsewhere. She’s witnessed the handsome new boy at school sign up for the choir, and impulsively joined too. It’s not long before her music teacher discovers her considerable talent, however his encouragement only exacerbates the matter of Paula’s independence…

“Definitely a show-stopper.” – New Zealand Herald

Country: France, Belgium
Classification: M

Dates & Times:
Sunday 18 October 5pm


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Karin Viard
François Damiens
Louane Emera
Eric Elmosnino
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Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $12
Sidekicks Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00