My Life As A Courgette (PG)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Sat 02 Dec 5200
Dir. Claude Barras. Switzerland, France, 66 mins, 2016.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Claure Barras’s My Life as a Courgette tears up the rulebook for childrens cinema and offers a delicate story which appeals to children and grown ups alike.
Nine-year-old Icare, known to his friends as Courgette, finds himself in a local orphanage after the accidental death of his alcoholic mother. Here he meets a group of children, each having endured their own traumatic experiences. Rather than dwelling on their misfortunes, the kids work together and find ways to rebuild their lives, finding comfort and expectance among each other.
This stunning animated feature faces devastatingly dark themes with subtlety and respect. My Life as a Courgette is brutally honest and uplifiting, exploring the ways we adapt to the world and make the best of our lives.
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