In the Land of the Deaf
(Le pays des sourds)

Screening on Film
Directed by Nicholas Philibert.
France, 1992, 35mm, color, 99 min.
French Sign Language and French with English subtitles.

Nicholas Philibert's documentary features hearing-impaired people of all ages and from all walks of life. The film focuses on the students and teachers in a French school for deaf children before exploring the personal lives of some of the pupils and various adults, including an actor, a sign-language teacher, and an engaged couple. Sensitive and fascinating, In the Land of the Deaf is a moving account of its subjects' lives.

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Contemporary French Cinema