Courgette is the nickname of 10 year-old Icare. When his alcoholic mother dies, he is sent to an orphanage where he instantly becomes a target for bullies. The arrival of the cool, mysterious Camille changes everything. Based on a book by Gilles Paris and adapted by Céline Sciama (Tomboy, Girlhood), Switzerland’s Oscar contender is a stop-motion animation gem that evokes the worlds of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman. A melancholy journey through childhood tragedy towards a brighter future, mature enough for both adults and children alike to appreciate.
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- Dementia friendly
★★★★★ The Upcoming
In a year that’s already seen the UK release of Anomalisa, it’s a testament to My Life as a Courgette’s power that it feels like one of the best films ever made using stop motion.