My Life as a Courgette (PG)
Switzerland/2016/76mins/PG. Dir: Claude Barras. With voice of Ellen Page
Nine year old Icare, (aka ‘Courgette’), finds himself in a local orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Rather than dwelling on their misfortunes, the kids find ways to co-exist in relative harmony. Despite its disarmingly uncomplicated look, this stunning animated feature deals with its mature themes subtly and with respect, eschewing sentimentality for brutal honesty and exploring the ways we adapt to the world and make the best of our lives. 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.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Screening dubbed with an English cast at all screenings.