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

'My Life as a Courgette' uplifting animation by Claude Barras
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Seductive animation by Swiss director 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.

My Life as a Courgette Mi vida de Calabacín fue el largometraje ganador de la edición de 2016 del Festival de Annecy https://t.co/VjDvGz7WZ1pic.twitter.com/KzWEXtRsD4

— Parque Dibujos (@parque_dibujos) 31 October 2016

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.

Focus: Claude Barras's MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE. Swiss candidate for the Oscars, in France on October 19 GEBEKA_FILMS</a> <a href="https://t.co/l7v2P1Lz9c">https://t.co/l7v2P1Lz9c</a> <a href="https://t.co/EnaaF1AEwl">pic.twitter.com/EnaaF1AEwl</a></p>&mdash; cineuropa.org (Cineuropa) 20 October 2016

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.

MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (B | Claude Barras) #filmekimi16https://t.co/g1zK5FhiEdpic.twitter.com/1nz53ICwnP

— Oscar Boy (@theoscarboy) 15 October 2016

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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