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Every family has its own language. 

Year: 2021 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: It is expected that this film is fully subtitled. 
Directed by Sian Heder 
Starring: Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin  
An image from CODA

As a CODA, child of deaf adults. seventeen-year-old Ruby’s (up-and-coming Emilia Jones) life revolves around being a translator for her deaf parents and brother, and helping out the family’s struggling fishing business. Her family are happy with how things are and want things to stay the same forever. However, joining the choir to spend more time with a crush makes Ruby realise that singing is her passion, and inspired by her music teacher, she wants to go to music college. But following her dreams means putting herself at odds with her family and is putting their livelihood at risk…

Winning a number of awards from Sundance Film Festival, this is a welcome showcase for three deaf actors of considerable talent, including Marlee Matlin (L Word / West Wing).

Gail Marshall

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Screenings of this film:

2021/2022 Summer Term (digital)