My Life As A Courgette (2016, Switzerland/France, Dir. Claude Barras, 66 mins, PG) - subtitled

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My Life As A Courgette (2016, Switzerland/France, Dir. Claude Barras, 66 mins, PG) - subtitled

Director: Claude Barras ● Starring: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat and Paulin Jaccoud.

Following the sudden death of his mother (no plot spoilers here) the orphaned Icare, who likes to be called Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who takes him to his new foster home. Here, he meets other orphans his age, but struggles to find his place in the hostile environment while searching for a new family of his own.

Courgette embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he learns to trust and love his fellow inmates, who all have back-stories at least as grim as his own.  And into this questing comes Camille….

With screenplay by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood), Courgette flaunts striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation that bring its story to life.

With one showing at 7.30pm ONLY. 

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