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My Life As a Courgette

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Go and meet this group of friends placed in foster care, who fight back against unhappiness with humour and friendship!

In his feature film My Life As a Courgette, Claude Barras takes on the hardships of life and turns them into brilliant and joyful manifestations of hope in a way that is intimately poetic. By animating the characters with their large eyes frame by frame, he succeeds in addressing in a skilful way the violence that children have endured. Whatever your age, the end result is touching!

Presented at the 2016 Annecy Festival, it received the Audience Award and the Cristal for a Feature Film.

The director takes us into the life of Ikar, nicknamed Courgette, who is a courageous young boy. When his mother dies, he thinks that he is all alone in the world, but he hasn't taken into account the encounters he will make in his life in the children's home. Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Beatrice all have stories and they are tough and gentle in equal measures. And then there is the girl called Camille.

In this lesson about life, and even happiness, the children discover friendship and even love.

Prepare to be charmed by this delicate wonder!