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'My Life as a Courgette' uplifting animation by Claude Barras


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'My Life as a Courgette' uplifting animation by Claude Barras

With ‘My Life as a Courgette’ Swiss filmmaker Claude Barras offers a poignant stop-motion animation that will seduce cinema-goers of all ages.

Courgette is nine and lives with his alcoholic mother, who dies in an accident. He is sent to live in a children’s home, where, after a tough start, he gradually settles in. Things get even better with the arrival of a new girl, Camille.

Claude Barras enlisted the talented French screenwriter and filmmaker Celine Sciamma, who adapted the script from a popular children’s novel. Told entirely from the children’s point of view and voiced by young non-professional actors, it is disarmingly honest and funny.

Not a detail is overlooked in this gorgeous animated movie – the result of two years of hard work by a team of more than 100 people.

The result is a delicate and authentic film – and an uplifting story about the innocence and resilience of children.

Critically and publically praised, ‘My Life as a Courgette’ is Switzerland’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. I hope you, too, will enjoy it. See you soon.

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