29 March - 03 April 2022 D-66

HEAR ME OUT

HEAR ME OUT

ON EST FAIT POUR S'ENTENDRE

Feature filmsComedyRomanceFamilyEnglish subtitles
Pascal ELBÉ

92’ / approved for all audiences
HEAR ME OUT
HEAR ME OUT

“ This hearing problem tricked me a few times while dating women, but I used humor to smooth things out”. Pascal Elbé, Director
 
The Story as seen by Pascal Elbé

The idea for this film came from my children who said to me : “ The subject of your next movie is in front of you, but you don’t see it”. And it was true. I made a movie about being hard of hearing because I lost some hearing several years ago. Actually, this handicap lends itself to the subject of a movie because you can use humor. I dove into this project encouraged by several testimonies. Apparently seven million people in France suffer from hearing issues. Therefore I decided to make  a comedy on this subject.
 
Director’s notes: excerpt

“ In life, stories do not end up as well as in movies.  My hearing problem has not improved although I have learned how to live with it. Daily, I struggle with the issue of coming across as ungrateful or condescending. Sometimes, we are spoken to and we do not really hear. So we pretend we do by saying yes or no inappropriately and sometimes giving the wrong response. It is rather tedious for others to have to repeat things.
I like to think that life is short, that each experience must be lived intensely, simply and with kindness.
Actually these days, kindness is not widespread and is considered a weakness but I don’t think so. ”

Screenings
Saturday 2 April 15:30 - 17:40DGA New York Theater
DirectorPascal ELBÉ.
CastPascal ELBÉ, Sandrine KIBERLAIN, Valérie DONZELLI, Emmanuelle DEVOS, François BERLÉAND, Marthe VILLALONGA, Claudia TAGBO, Manon LEMOINE, Anne AZOULAY and Antoine GOUY.
ScreenplayPascal ELBÉ.
CinematographerRémi CHEVRIN.
EditorJennifer AUGÉ.
MusicChristophe DISCO MINCK.
SoundSam COHEN.
ProductionJerico Films and Père & Films.

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