My Life as a Courgette
- Switzerland, France
- 66 min
- Directed by: Claude Barras
- Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)
- Language: French
Icare (Schlatter) is a nine-year-old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.
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Reviews & features
My Life as a Courgette10 Oct 2016
LFF 2016: Hugely lovable and perceptive animation from debut feature director Claude Barras
There's a tender and moving sequence very early on in Swiss director Claude Barras's profound stop-motion animation that visually sums up how the orphans in his debut deal with the trauma and tragedy that has been inflicted upon them. We see…
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