In early February, Apple entered a bidding war for the rights to the film CODA, a film that swept the Sundance Film Festival in 2021, winning the Special Jury Award for Cast, Director’s Award, Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award.

This film stars Emilia Jones, and is directed by Siân Heder who has signed a collaboration contract with Apple for all the future projects he has in mind. In addition to Emilia Jones in the cast there is also Marlee Matlin, Oscar winner from the Hollywood Academy for Children of a lesser god in 1986.

CODA is about a teenager who is finishing his studies and is faced with the dilemma of pursuing his musical dreams or staying in charge of his family, whose parents are deaf. CODA is the acronym in English for daughter of deaf adults.

Siân Heder, director of the film, has previously worked as a screenwriter on Orange is the New Black and has collaborated in the script of an episodes of Little Apple for Apple TV+. Heder states that:

I have been very moved by the flood of responses to the film and am very excited to have found a partner in Apple who deeply loves and understands this film, the spirit in which it was created and is committed to making this film reach the widest possible audience. in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

CODA’s release date on Apple TV + It is scheduled for August 13, although previously it will be released in a limited number of cinemas in order to be eligible for the Academy Awards in Hollywood.