My Life as a Courgette

Date: 24/10/2017 Times: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This is our half-term holiday showing for parents and children; it will appeal to both.  It was nominated for an Oscar this year as Best Animated Feature Film of the Year.
 
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age.  At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment.  But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.  Brought to life through striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.  Think of My Life as a Courgette as less of a children’s film than a film about childhood which children can watch, and you’ll have some idea of the quietly extraordinary tone it manages to strike. Heartbreaking as it frequently is – though it’s funny just as often – the toughest details are always delicately expressed, while the scuffs and scars on the gorgeous character models’ peach-like faces are so subtle you could miss them at first glance. 
 
Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême.

Click below for reviews and more information.

My Life as a Courgette

Year: 2017

Country: France

Cert: PG

Duration: 66 mins

Dir: Claude Barras

'Oscar nominee for best animated feature'


Venue: William Loveless Hall

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