My Life as a Courgette

April 28

A neglected 9-year-old boy lands in a rural orphanage, where he finds that everyone has a personal story to rival his own. Gilles Paris’ novel Autobiography of a Courgette is retold in a “stop motion” film that captivated audiences around the world.

“Barras succeeds brilliantly in his stated ambition to ‘make a film about children that speaks to them about abuse and its remedies in today’s world’.” Mark Kermode, Observer

Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Feature Film

Film Information

Title My Life as a Courgette
Directed by Claude Barras. Screenplay by Céline Sciamma
Language French
Country Switzerland/France
Genre animation
Classification PG
Running Time 70 mins
Release Year 2016
Subtitles Yes
Colour Yes
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