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Hear Me Out

1h 38m Comedy, Romance, Deafness 2021

AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR ONE WEEK!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 @ 12:00am PDT → THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 @ 11:59pm PDT

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The third film in our Program, Hear Me Out, came close to winning our Audience Prize this year! In this tender and hilarious romantic comedy, Antoine (director Pascal Elbé), a high school history teacher in his early 50s, learns that he has become very hard of hearing. Ashamed and unable to own up to his handicap, he resigns himself to living in a bubble, even though his friends find his behavior increasingly odd and he gets into all sorts of trouble with his students, his girlfriend, his co-workers, his sister, and even his new neighbor, Claire (Sandrine Kiberlain, a familiar face to SFFF attendees, excelling as usual in comic roles, 9-Month Stretch – SFFF 2014, Number One Fan – SFFF 2015, Black Tide – MiniFest 2018, In Safe Hands – SFFF Closing Film 2019).

Recently widowed, Claire is temporarily crashing at her sister’s apartment with Violette, her young daughter, who has not uttered a word since her father’s accidental death. Antoine and Claire may have trouble hearing each other out at first, but between the little girl who doesn’t speak and the man who cannot hear, a friendship develops that could open up both their worlds.

Director and star Pascal Elbé found inspiration in his own experience with deafness to craft a highly enjoyable comedy that celebrates people’s individualities and differences with humor and sensibility.

Reviews

In “Hear Me Out”, Pascal Elbé tackles his own hearing problem through a tender, fast-paced and intelligent film, worthy of the greatest romantic comedies. Frankly? A delight. - La Nouvelle République

Not Rated (all audiences).

Original Title: On est fait pour s’entendre

Director

Pascal Elbé

Screenplay

Pascal Elbé

Language

French

Country

France