• Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

“Coda” is a drama film directed by . The movie follows Ruby, a teenage girl who is the only hearing member of her deaf family. Ruby dreams of pursuing a career in music, but feels torn between her passion and her responsibilities towards her family's struggling fishing business. When Ruby joins a local choir and meets a young musician who helps her unlock her potential, she must confront the difficult choices ahead of her.


“Coda” is a heartfelt and authentic portrayal of family, love, and pursuing one's dreams. The film features strong performances from its cast, including , , and . The direction by is effective in balancing the film's emotional weight with moments of humor and joy. The film's depiction of deaf culture and the challenges faced by the deaf community is both informative and respectful.


“Coda” won four awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, including the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film also won the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast at the Deauville American Film Festival and the Best International Independent Film Award at the 2021 BIFA Awards.


“Coda” has received critical acclaim and has become a fan favorite among audiences. The film currently holds a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.2 rating on IMDb.


“Coda” was praised for its authentic depiction of deaf culture and its uplifting message about pursuing one's passions. The film was also noted for its exceptional performances and strong direction. The film was acquired by Apple Studios for a record-breaking $25 million at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Apple TV+ to critical and popular acclaim.

Directed by
Screenplay by
Based on
La Famille Bélier
  • Victoria Bedos
  • Thomas Bidegain
  • Stanislas Carré de Malberg
  • Éric Lartigau
Produced by
  • Fabrice Gianfermi
  • Philippe Rousselet
  • Jerôme Seydoux
  • Patrick Wachsberger
Cinematography Paula Huidobro
Edited by Geraud Brisson
Music by Marius de Vries
  • Pathé Films
  • Vendôme Pictures
Distributed by Apple TV+
Release dates
  • January 28, 2021 (Sundance)
  • August 13, 2021 (United States)
Running time
111 minutes
  • France
  • United States
  • American Sign Language
  • English
Budget $10 million
Box office $1.9 million


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