CODA, Sian Heder‘s best picture winner whose success was maybe overshadowed by other events at the ceremony, is ready to return to UK theatres after probably the longest post-Oscars week in history.
Apple has announced that its groundbreaking film, which won best supporting actor for Troy Kotsur and best-adapted screenplay for Heder at the Academy Awards, would be re-released in U.K. theaters for a limited theatrical run beginning this Friday, April 8. The deaf and hard of hearing will be able to access open captions.
CODA is having a limited theatrical replay in more than 600 theaters throughout the United States, which is a similar tactic.
CODA is the first motion picture with a mostly deaf cast to win a SAG Award for best performance by a cast in a motion picture. It follows 17-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones), the lone hearing member of a deaf household. The film received the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures at this year’s PGA Awards, making it the first film with a largely deaf cast to do so. Producers Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger were honored. For his work in the supporting actor category, Kotsur is also the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar, a BAFTA Award, a SAG Award, a Film Independent Spirit Award, and a Critics Choice Award.
CODA was written and produced by Heder, and it was co-produced by Vendôme Pictures and Pathé, with producers Rousselet, Wachsberger, Gianfermi, and Jérôme Seydoux, and executive producers Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch–Jacobsen.