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The original French release of this film had hearing actors playing the roles of the (supposedly Deaf) parents but Marlee Matlin (Deaf, of Children of a Lesser God fame) insisted

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The original French release of this film had hearing actors playing the roles of the (supposedly Deaf) parents but Marlee Matlin (Deaf, of Children of a Lesser God fame) insisted on a Deaf actor to play alongside her.

Lets hope this release is a success and encourages other directors to promote and actively choose actual Deaf people for Deaf roles in future films, both supporting and lead cast.

Even though the film will feature ASL, I'll be watching it when it airs and might review it afterwards.

Score one for Deafies - Yay! :-)

Steve Simons

Published 3 months ago