Directed by: Sian Heder
Staring: Marlee Matlin, Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur & Daniel Durant
In the 2022 Oscar winner for best film Ruby, a teenage child of deaf adults (CODA), acts as her parents’ interpreter. She has a gift for singing and dreams of becoming a singer but is torn between her obligations to her parents who are unable to appreciate singing, and to her dreams. CODA is a superior coming-of-age gem, both funny and poignant by turns.
What could feel cliched is instead fresh and insightful. The cast of mostly deaf actors, including Troy Kotsur who won the best supporting actor Oscar, bring a rare warmth and authenticity to the film.