LE COEUR EN BRAILLE (HEARTSTRINGS )
France / 2016 / French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 89 mins

Genre: Drama, Family and Music
Programme: Cinema for Children
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance

Twelve-year-old Marie, a promising violinist suffers from a degenerative eye disease. Her parents, who are aware of her condition, are anxious for her future. As they sense that her state has deteriorated – even though Marie hasn't mentioned it to them – they decide to enroll her in an institute for the blind. Marie, however, intends to compete for a spot in a prestigious music school and decides to hide her condition to be able to avoid joining the institute. In order to achieve her goal, she convinces Victor, a classmate, to help her. Fairly quickly, Victor ends up as her eyes.


Director : Michel Boujenah
Producer : Ariel Zeitoun
Screenplay : Michel Boujenah, Alfred Lot
DOP : Vincent Van Gelder
Editor : Amandine Stelletta
Composer : Philippe Jakko
Cast : Alix Vaillot, Jean-Stan Du Pac, Charles Berling, Pascal Elbe

FILM AWARDS

The Emirates NBD People’s Choice Award 2016

Best Film
Michel Boujenah (Director)