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Oscar-winning film Coda re-released in UK cinemas after awards ceremony

The seminal family drama Coda returns to UK cinemas after breaking records and winning three Oscars.

pple has announced that it will re-release the film with open captions starting April 8th after declining the categories it was in at the 94th

The original low-budget festival film stars deaf actor Troy Kotsur, who won a Bafta and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, in the role of a deaf father to a hearing child.

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Eugenio Derbez, Sian Heder, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Amy Forsyth, Best Picture winners for Coda (Jordan Strauss/AP)

He made history as the first deaf male performer to win the Academy Awards, while AppleTV+ was the first streamer to win the Best Picture award.

It was also the first film with a primarily deaf cast to win top prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The film stars Emilia Jones as Ruby Rossi, the child of deaf adults (Coda), and deaf actors Kotsur, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant as her family.

It follows Ruby, the only hearing member of her family, as she struggles to balance high school and supporting the family fishing business.

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Troy Kotsur after winning the Bafta award for supporting actor (Ian West/PA)

Her passion for singing leads her to join the school choir tutored by her eccentric mentor, Mr. Villalobos, played by Eugenio Derbez, who encourages her to audition at Berklee College Of Music.

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The film, adapted by Heder as an English-language remake of the 2014 French-language film La Famille Belier, also won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Coda will be re-released in UK cinemas with open captioning from 8 April to be accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.

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