Coda, the remake of The Bélier Family, wins a strategic prize a week before the Oscars

The American adaptation of Eric Lartigau’s film could create a surprise next Sunday, during the Queen of Hollywood ceremonies.

The rating of the feature film increases from price to price, since the beginning of the year. The independent film Coda, american remake of The Aries Familywas rewarded on Saturday evening with the prize for best film of the year by the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the association of Hollywood producers, a key distinction one week before the Oscars ceremony.

Reinterpretation of the French comedy by Éric Lartigau released in 2014, Coda – acronym for “Child of Deaf Adultwhich designates the “hearing children born to deaf parents” – tells the story of a disabled and struggling family, played by a cast of deaf actors in the lead roles. Directed and adapted by American filmmaker and screenwriter Sian Heder, the film follows Ruby, a hearing high school student, who juggles her musical ambitions and her family’s dependence on her to communicate with the world of music. “hearing”.

Head to the Oscars

“I have always been attracted by stories full of humanity”said French producer Philippe Rousselet, co-producer of Codareceiving the prize, “a sign that there is still hope” in the world. “In music, a coda signifies the end of a movement”observed the deaf actress Marlee Matlin who plays Ruby’s mother in Codaadding: “It’s wonderful to see the public so welcoming our film and it’s wonderful to make history”.

Released in August on Apple TV+, CODA which won the first prize at the SAG Awards at the end of February is now well placed to compete with the big favorite, The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion, produced by Netflix. Comprised of some 8,000 pros who make Hollywood rain or shine, the PGA awards awards each year that are seen as a relatively reliable barometer in view of the Oscars which will be handed out this year on March 27.

Among other PGA winners, Disney’s feature film Encanto won Best Animated Film Producer, bolstering his own Oscar chances before voting closes on Tuesday. summer of soul , musician Questlove’s first film about the Black Woodstock festival that took place in Harlem in 1969, won a new award for best documentary. On the television side, Succession from HBO took home the award for best drama television series. During the evening, Steven Spielberg paid tribute to “(his brother” George Lucas presenting to the creator of Star Wars a career prize from the PGA. George Lucas shared this Milestone Award with Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.


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