Trailer: Sundance Hit “CODA”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

The trailer has arrived for “CODA,” the smash hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival which will be premiering on Apple TV+ from August 13th.

The film scored not only rave reviews but both Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, the last two films to go that were “Minari” and “Fruitvale Station” which bodes very well. Apple acquired the feature for a record-setting $25 million.

Sian Heder (“Tallulah”) directs the film which follows seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA (child of deaf adults).

Her life revolves around acting as an interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant).

When she joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo).

Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, she finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

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