- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 8, 2003
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 05/??/1999
"...Carefully made and sensitively acted..."
USA Today - 07/10/1998
"...The characters are complex, and the film becomes an exploration of universal experiences..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Los Angeles Times - 06/05/1998
"...Highly accomplished and engrossing....With its deft interplay of sound and silence, BEYOND SILENCE is a rich, handsome film of passion, energy and joy as well as pain..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/15/1997
"...Sylvie Testud's performance is a real treat..."
A critically acclaimed story about a young girl, with deaf parents, who receives a clarinet from her aunt and is immediately consumed by it. The tension that builds between her parents, who are unable to understand her passion, and Lara threatens to break their family apart. Inspiring and moving.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Acclaimed by critics and audiences everywhere, BEYOND SILENCE is the powerful Academy Award(R)-nominated story of a young woman's battle for independence and her deaf parents' struggle to understand her gift for music. Given a clarinet by her free-spirited aunt, Lara is immediately consumed by a new passion her parents cannot begin to fully comprehend. Determined to follow her dreams, Lara's ongoing pursuit of music creates an ever-widening rift that eventually threatens to tear apart her once close-knit family. An inspirational and highly entertaining motion picture offering from Miramax Home Entertainment -- you'll be riveted as this family must somehow learn to reach beyond differences, expectations ... and beyond silence ... to bring their two worlds together once again!
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