Communiqué du 16 juin 2020

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Hear me out


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France tv distribution is proud of its prestigious lineup: 'Hear Me Out' directed by (and starring) Pascal Elbé joins its cinema catalogue. International sales will begin at the Cannes virtual market, which is running June 22-26th.


France tv distribution is proud to add Hear Me Out to its lineup, directed by Pascal Elbé, which will be released by Diaphana in France.


This romantic comedy talks about Antoine, a history teacher in his early 50s, who learns that he has become very hard of hearing. Unable to own up to his handicap, he resigns himself to living in his bubble, even though his entourage finds his behavior increasingly odd. His encounter with Claire, widow and mother of a young girl who has stopped speaking, will lead him to open up to the world. 


In addition to being behind the camera, Pascal Elbé plays the main character, Antoine. Starring alongside him, an exceptional partner, Sandrine Kiberlain, who plays the role of Claire. For his third movie as a director, he surrounds himself with a strong cast: Manon Lemoine, François Berléand, Valérie Donzelli, Antoine Gouy, Claudia Tagbo, Marthe Villalonga and Emmanuelle Devos.


Hear me out

Hear me out directed by Pascal Elbé / Photo: ©Stéphanie Branchu


The film resumed shooting in early June and will continue until the end of the month, in Île-de-France and Normandy, and will be released in theaters around the first half of 2021.



Find the whole France tv distribution's cinema lineup on the Cannes virtual market from June 22nd!

Hear Me Out fact sheet

Directed by Pascal Elbé

Cast: Pascal Elbé, Sandrine Kiberlain, Manon Lemoine, François Berléand, Valérie Donzelli, Antoine Gouy, Claudia Tagbo, Marthe Villalonga and Emmanuelle Devos

Executive producers: Jerico Films (Eric Jehelmann and Philippe Rousselet) and Père et films (Pascal Elbé and Alexis Cohen)

Coproduction: France 3 Cinéma

Broadcasters: France Télévisions, C8, Canal + and Ciné +

Soficas: Cinéaxe 2, Cinécap 3 and SG Image 2019

Partnership: Entendre

French distributor: Diaphana


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Since January 2017, France tv distribution has gone hand in hand with distributing films abroad. As a major player on the distribution of rights in France and in foreign markets, this new activity of trading feature films is added to its savoir-faire.