THE BÉLIER FAMILY / LA FAMILLE BÉLIER

2015 ARCHIVE

Opening Night


Director:
Eric Lartigau
Cast: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Louane Emera, Eric Elmosnino
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 105 minutes
Rating: M – offensive language

“Definitely a show-stopper.”

Dominic Corry, New Zealand Herald

Synopsis

A captivating new star is born in The Bélier Family, Eric Lartigau’s 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 (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). 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 (François Damiens, Delicacy) has decided to run for mayor − spurred on by her vivacious but over-involved mother, portrayed by the wonderful Karin Viard − 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 (The Skylab’s Eric Elmosnino) discovers her considerable talent, however, his encouragement only exacerbates the matter of Paula’s independence…

Building to a heart-soaring finale, The Bélier Family is an utter delight. Emera is a true revelation, lending an extraordinary spirit to this raucous and deeply moving crowd-pleaser.

Trailer

Screenings/Buy Tickets

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Note that in Hamilton and Arrowtown tickets are not online and are only available from cinemas.


AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Thu 19 Feb 8:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations (Extra seats released)
Sun 22 Feb 5:30 PM
Tue 24 Feb 8:30 PM
Thu 26 Feb 12:15 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Sun 22 Mar 1:00pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Fri 27 Feb 6:15 PM
Sun 1 Mar 4:30 PM
Sat 7 Mar 6:15 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Sat 21 Mar 6:30pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Thu 26 Feb 6:30 PM (second screen addedOpening Night Celebrations
Sun 1 Mar 7:30 PM
Fri 6 Mar 6:30 PM
Wed 11 Mar 4:15 PM
Sat 14 Mar 2:15 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Sat 28 Mar 6:15pm

NELSON
Wed 4 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations
Sun 8 Mar 5:30 PM
Wed 11 Mar 6:15 PM
Fri 13 Mar 1:30 PM

TIMARU
Thu 5 Mar 6:20 PM
Sat 14 Mar 6:20 PM

WELLINGTON
Wed 11 Mar 6:30 PM E Opening Night Celebrations
Sun 15 Mar 6:30 PM E
Tue 17 Mar 8:30 PM D
Fri 20 Mar 2:00 PM D
Sat 21 Mar 8:30 PM D Extra session added, 8:45pm
ENCORE SCREENING: Tue 31 Mar 6:30pm D

TAURANGA
Thu 12 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations (Extra seats released, contact cinema for details)
Wed 18 Mar 6:15 PM

DUNEDIN
Thu 19 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations
Wed 25 Mar 6:15 PM
Sat 28 Mar 4:15 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Thu 19 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations
Thu 26 Mar 6:15 PM
Sat 28 Mar 2:00 PM

ARROWTOWN
Thu 26 Mar 6:00 PM Opening Night Celebrations
Sun 29 Mar 3:30 PM
Sat 4 Apr 6:15 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Thu 9 Apr 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations
Wed 15 Apr 6:15 PM
Sat 18 Apr 2:00 PM

HAMILTON
Thu 9 Apr 6:15 PM Opening Night Celebrations
Sun 19 Apr 7:45 PM
Fri 24 Apr 11:15 AM

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

The Bélier Family Online