Magazine article Screen International

Reliance, Phantom to Remake France's 'La Famille Belier'

Magazine article Screen International

Reliance, Phantom to Remake France's 'La Famille Belier'

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India's Reliance Entertainment has acquired rights to award-winning French drama La Famille Belier for Mumbai-based production outfit Phantom Films to remake across multiple languages.

Phantom, founded by Anurag Kashyap and fellow filmmakers Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, is currently in talks with directors for simultaneous versions of the film in Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil, and possibly other languages. Reliance will distribute the films globally.

Directed by Eric Lartigau, La Famille Belier tells the story of a girl who wants to pursue a career as a singer, but whose parents and brother are deaf and rely on her for contact with the outside world. Her family is not happy with her choices, but she is reluctant to give up her dream.

Produced by France's Jerico and Mars Films along with other co-producers, the film won most promising actress for Louane Emera's performance at the 2015 Cesar Awards. …

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