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My Life as a Courgette (N/C 8+)

18 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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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.

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.

★★★★★ The Upcoming
  • Director Claude Barras
  • Cast Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
  • Certificate N/C 8+
  • Running time 1h6m
  • Country Switzerland / France
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to Soda Pictures
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