Last Saturday 21st March 2015 The Language Hub attended the French Film Festival at Palace Verona.
We watched the film "La famille Belier". Our French teacher Laurianne accompanied some students from our courses and they had a great time. They said the movie was very interesting and moving.
The Bélier Family is 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 indispensible 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…