Film show: How the remake of a French film, ‘CODA’, stole Sundance and broke sales records

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    Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including “CODA”, a touching coming-of-age dramedy about a young girl in conflict with her deaf parents and brother as she attempts to pursue singing. They also discuss “The Dig”, based on the true story of an archaeological site in Suffolk in England, starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes. Plus, our French pick of the week on MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is “Camille”, about the life of Camille Lepage, a young idealistic photojournalist who went to the Central African Republic to cover the civil war there.

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